Fresh Fig Marmalade

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 96
YIELD: 3 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    cups ripened figs
  • 3
    cups sugar
  • 3
    cups water
  • 2
    medium navel oranges, thinly sliced (do not peel, but cut off and discard the ends)
  • 2
    lemons, thinly sliced (do not peel, but cut off and discard the ends)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and drain the figs. Cut off the stems and coarsley chop. (The original recipe leaves the figs whole, but pierced with a fork.).
  • Cook the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a full, rolling boil. Boil uncovered for 40-45 minutes over medium heat, stirring often. (Syrup should "sheet" from the back of a spoon.
  • Pour figs, orange and lemon slices into the hot bubbling syrup. (The ratio is one cup sugar and one cup water to 2 cups figs.) Boil over medium heat, stirring gently, for 30-35 minutes. (The length of time depends on personal preference for thickness of the syrup.).
  • Spoon into 3 pint-sized, sterilized canning jars, to within 1/4 inch from the top. Wipe the rims. Cover with metal lids and screw on the band. refrigerate or process for 10 minutes in a boiling bath.
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