Southern Fig Preserves
- Ready In:
- Combine the whole figs, sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan.
- 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).
- Pour the mixture into hot, sterilized canning jars, cap, and store.
- *Can also be used in homemade jam cakes.
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While this (delicious!) recipe is written in an old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_home.html for the current information on processing homemade preserves for the safest possible product.