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Fig Preserves

August 21, 2013

Honestly, I have never tried homemade Fig Preserves until last week. I am so lucky to have a friend with a fig tree in his backyard, and last week I shared a little bit about that and talked about the Health Benefits of Figs. This week, I wanted to share a recipe made from those same trees. This is something they have every summer, and his mom makes enough to last through the season. I couldn’t wait to get the recipe because this is pure fig heaven. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we have. Here’s to figs!

Fig Preserves

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 cups
Ingredients
2 pounds ripe figs, stemmed and quartered
4 cups sugar
1 Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
Preparation
1. Combine figs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has disolved. Bring to a boil; cook until set, about 20 minutes.

2. Skim and ladle into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims clean, tighten lids and invert for a few minutes to vacuum seal. Return jars upright and let cool completely. Store in a cool, dry place.



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10 Responses to “Fig Preserves”
Jeanette says:
August, 23 2013at 07:17 am
Fun idea Alison! Saw a big box of figs at Costco's the other day - this would be perfect to make with them.
August, 23 2013at 08:05 am
I am on a serious fig kick right now and this will be the perfect recipe to preserve all that fresh fig flavor for the fall!
August, 23 2013at 09:11 am
Delicious! And I am quite jealous of your neighbors fig tree.
Jenna says:
August, 22 2013at 07:03 am
You are lucky! This preserve sounds wonderful. This on warm bread would be heaven
Lisa says:
August, 22 2013at 07:46 am
omg you are so lucky!
Stephanie says:
August, 22 2013at 07:48 am
gorgeous looking!!
August, 22 2013at 02:55 pm
Such a great idea to preserve those precious summer figs! This looks so delicious.
TidyMom says:
August, 23 2013at 02:33 pm
so jealous of that fig tree!! love this idea!!
August, 23 2013at 11:42 pm
Totally jealous of your neighbors fig tree!! Look at that luscious fig preserves. Yum!
August, 30 2013at 07:40 am
I love figs, I can't wait to try this preserve!

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