Southern Fig Preserves

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30 mins

Another of grandma's specialty jams; she got this from a childhood friend of hers. If you're familiar with jam making, these instructions will probably be very clear to you. But for me--I'd need a book like "Preserving for Dummies":) I wonder if there is a book like that, and if there is, let me know!!!! *Again, I'm estimating that prep time and cooking time are both the same--I'm not sure and the recipe doesn't say, so if you know, note me with times and I'll post them.*

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  • 7 cups fresh whole figs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice of


  1. Combine the whole figs, sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the juice is as thick as desired (Grandma uses a candy thermometer and stops at the soft-ball stage).
  3. Pour the mixture into hot, sterilized canning jars, cap, and store.
  4. *Can also be used in homemade jam cakes.
  5. *.