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!
2 pounds ripe figs, stemmed and quartered
4 cups sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
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.
10 Responses to “Fig Preserves”
Fun idea Alison! Saw a big box of figs at Costco's the other day - this would be perfect to make with them.
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!
Delicious! And I am quite jealous of your neighbors fig tree.
You are lucky! This preserve sounds wonderful. This on warm bread would be heaven
omg you are so lucky!
Such a great idea to preserve those precious summer figs! This looks so delicious.
so jealous of that fig tree!! love this idea!!
Totally jealous of your neighbors fig tree!! Look at that luscious fig preserves. Yum!
I love figs, I can't wait to try this preserve!
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