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Judy's Fig Preserves

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Fig Preserves

Fig Preserves

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Judy's fig preserves with lemon, an old fashioned recipe for fig preserves.


  • 6 pounds figs, peeled or unpeeled
  • 6 pounds sugar
  • 3 lemons, very thinly sliced, seeds removed


Wash, drain and stem figs. Pour sugar over figs and let sit overnight. Cook over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved; reduce to low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add lemon slices. Cover and 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, and process in a boiling water canner. See Preparation of Jars and Boiling Water Bath Canning
Makes 5 to 6 pints
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 4 out of 5
What did I do wrong?, Member livinnc4jesus

Have made this recipe for 2 yrs now. Love the taste. Love that it's simple. But, my preserves come out really watery. Is it because my figs are so juicy?

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