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Recipe for Fig Preserves

Does anyone have a good recipe for fig preserves? I would appreciate your "old" family recipe. Thanks.

By Joyce Lambert from Nokomis, AL

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July 3, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients:
6 pounds figs, unpeeled
5 pounds sugar
3 lemons, very thinly sliced, seeds removed or tablespoon of lemon juice if desired.

Preparation:
Wash, drain and stem figs. Pour sugar over figs and let sit overnight. Cook over high heat until sugar is completely dissolved; reduce to low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add lemon slices or juice. Cook until figs are transparent and the syrup is thick, 2-3 hours. Remove from heat, pack in hot, sterilized jars and seal according to manufacturers directions. Hint:you may ad a pinch of salt,good luck.

P S. I'm a down home Dothan Al, female.

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July 3, 20100 found this helpful

I love figs. Now if only we knew someone who grew them. This is the way my Mother made fig preserves and I miss them. Haven't had any in about 65 years now. We moved away from our fig tree when I was 10, and when all our fig preserves were eaten, they were "all gone".

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I've never seen them for sale anywhere either. Guess they are just too fragile for commercial markets.
I'm the daughter of a down home Abbeville, AL Lady. :-) and so very proud of it.
Abbeville, AL is the "city of dogwood trees".

I'm saving that recipe just in case.
Thank you.

Pookarina

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July 8, 20100 found this helpful

This is an old recipe, but makes the best preserves!

4 quarts figs
1 T soda
2 quarts boiling water
8 c sugar
1cup to 1 pint water
lemon sliced

In a large bowl sprinkle figs with soda. Pour 3 quarts boiling water over figs. Soak for 1 hour. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Combine sugar & 1 cup to 1 pint water. Put in big pan. Bring to boil. Boil 10 minutes, then add figs and sliced lemon. Cook until figs are clear and tender. Keep well stirred-about 1 hour. Remove lemon slices.

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