fig preserves

fig preserves
  • 16 cups fresh figs
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 12 cups boiling water
  • 8 cups white sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  1. In a large mixing bowl place figs and sprinkle with baking soda. Pour the boiling water over the figs and soak for 1 hour.
  2. Drain figs and rinse thoroughly with cold water. In a large Dutch oven combine the sugar and the 4 cups of water; bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the figs and lemon slices to the syrup in the Dutch oven and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spoon figs into hot, sterilized jars and spoon syrup over figs, leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Top jars with lids and screw bands on tightly. Process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.

04/04/2017
fig preserves, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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