Homemade Fig Preserves Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Make the most of those plentiful in-season figs with this DIY fig preserves recipe!
  • 3 lbs fresh figs, washed, stems removed
  • 2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and finely grated zest
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the figs, sugar, lemon juice and zest. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the cover and continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens. When the mixture gets quite thick, begin to stir constantly to keep from scorching.
  3. NOTE: If processing, pour hot preserves mixture into three hot, sterile 1-pint glass canning jars, filling jar to within ⅛-inch from top; wipe rim and seal jar with lid. Put jar in water-bath canner or on rack set in a deep kettle and cover with hot water by 1 to 2 inches. Bring to a gentle simmer (180 to 185 degrees), and process, covered, 5 minutes. Transfer jars to a rack using tongs and let cool completely. Store in a cool, dark place.
As a bonus, I recommend recycling your canning jars as drinking jars to help leave a smaller carbon footprint!
Recipe by Fit Bottomed Girls at https://fitbottomedgirls.com/2014/07/enjoy-those-in-season-figs-now-with-this-homemade-fig-preserves-recipe/