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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fig Preserves

My mother has made Fig Preserves for as long as I can remember.  She makes the traditional, old timey figs, that must cook for a long time.  When I called her and asked her to tell me how to cook figs her way, I was quite surprised to learn that they have to cook for 5 hours!  They are so delicious on a hot, buttered biscuit or with buttered toast.  I'm so glad I took the time to get her recipe for making Fig Preserves.

                                                   Fig Preserves

2 gallons of ripe figs
5 lbs. of sugar

Wash figs.  Cut off stems.  Layer figs and sugar in a large plastic dishpan.  Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.  Place figs and sugar in a large pot.  Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat, and cook for 5 hours.  Do not stir the figs.  Lift gently with a spoon and move around to be sure the figs are not sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Place in pint jars.  Place lids with bands on jars to seal.

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