Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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).
  8. Pour hot mixture into sterilized pint jars and seal.


Most Helpful

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

deedaas September 30, 2005

Venus2..... These were very simple to make and had a wonderful strawberry flavor.

JimB427 August 11, 2005

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