Very easy! And YUMMY! First batch I smashed with a fork. It turned out great, but I wanted a smoother texture. Second batch I put the figs through a blender first and it was perfect! I've received many compliments... now I'm getting crazy and using peach jello instead of strawberry... tastes wonderful!
Love this recipe!! I used 2/3 c. sugar instead of the 3 c. in the recipe. My mom had made this same recipe before and said that it was too sweet for her with the 3 c. of sugar. I also figured that the strawberry jello is sweetened. Also, I used my food processor to process the figs whole and then added the sugar and jello and processed to combine all the ingredients. Then I followed the instructions starting at #2. People cannot believe that it is made with figs. The seeds from the figs make it look just like strawberry seeds. It was perfect!!
Wonderful recipe! I picked figs with my grandfather in his back yard and made them two weekends in a row! They have a great taste, and a beautiful red color! Will make great Christmas gifts! Thanks, Dreamgoddess!
I took Stephies advice and made this recipe today using raspberry jello and it is awesome. It does taste exactly like the filling from a rasp donut. I could have licked the spoon, and the pan that is how good it is. I did not think I would like it much because figs are not one of my favorites. I will make this for years to come. This recipe made 5 1/2 8oz jars. I took the 1/2 jar to my friends house and she can not wait to make some herself. Thanks for this delicious recipe!!!
This is exactly the same recipe that my Maw-Maw used to make her preserves. It was one of my favorites as a child. I plan on making these this this summer. I have a large fig tree in my backyard. It brings back great memories of picking the figs with my Maw-Maw & her making the preserves.
This is excellent! I have already put up several batches and am planning to include them in gift baskets for family and friends this Christmas. I would never have thought figs were in here. Tates like incredible strawberry jam!! Super Yummy!!!!!
EXCELLENT! I use only 1 1/2 cups sugar when I make these. The end product with raspberry jello tastes like the filling of a jelly donut!
I can't even put into words how good this is. i had left over biscuits from this morning and just dunked them in the warm jam. it was good.