Fig Preserves

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by venus2

This is a very 1940's recipe from my grandma. We always have had many jars on hand to eat with biscuits.

Top Review by deedaas

I could tell the after taste of the baking soda. Yuck!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash figs and soak in baking soda and enough water to cover for 1 hour.
  2. This takes the fuzz off the figs.
  3. Drain and measure.
  4. In a large saucepan, place drained figs, sugar, Jello, sliced lemon, and 1/4 cup water.
  5. Cook very slowly on low until sugar is melted.
  6. Adjust heat to medium, heat and cook until syrup thickens (about 2 hours).
  7. BE CAREFUL NOT TO SCORCH!
  8. Pour hot mixture into sterilized pint jars and seal.

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