If ever you are lucky enough to have an autumn glut of figs and you want them to go that little bit further, then this chutney recipe is the perfect solution.


  • four fresh figs
  • 4-6 dried figs
  • 4 tblsp fig jam
  • spice mix - cumin, coriander, ginger and nutmeg
  • grated orange or lemon zest and a little orange juice


  • This recipe is a bit of a cheat, really, because we are using three different types of fig: dried figs, some that have been made into jam and the fresh ones.
  • Cut these fresh figs into small pieces. Now you can peel them if you like, but I never do.
  • And because the chutney will go with all sorts of terrines, patés and cold meats, you can add your own spice mix.
  • You can add cumin, coriander, ginger and nutmeg. I put some orange or lemon in there as well.
  • Grate some orange or lemon zest and some orange juice.
  • And then add a little of the fig jam, stir it for a few seconds and leave to mature.

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