How to make it

  • In a large saucepan, combine the figs, sugar, and 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.
  • 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.
  • For a good gel, test a small amount on a very cold saucer: Put the saucer in the freezer for a few minutes, put a little of the fig mixture on it, then return to the freezer for 1 minute. When a good gel stage is reached, the surface of the fruit mixture will wrinkle slightly when pushed with a finger.
  • While figs are cooking, prepare the jars and lids. Put the glass jars in a boiling water canner about half-filled with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and keep jars in the water.
  • Put water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and add the jar lids. Keep in the hot water until ready to use. Do not boil.
  • Fill the jars with the hot fig jam mixture, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and threads with a wet paper towel. Place lids on jars using tongs or a jar magnet then screw on the rings. Place on a rack in the hot water in the canner. Lower into the water and add enough hot or boiling water to bring the water level to 1 to 2 inches above the jars. Bring to a boil jars for 10 minutes.
  • Makes 4 half-pint jars.

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    " It was excellent "
    RawChefRene ate it and said...
    Beautiful! Just made a double batch. Worked like a charm and only burned myself once ;-)
    Oh, and I added a 1/4 teaspoon of natural vanilla paste. Turned out very lovely, all lids popped. Happy me! off to bed now :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very nice post, pleased to see this, can't wait to try it. Figs are good food.
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    Sounds so good. Thanks for the post :)
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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Sounds yummy! Love figs.
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Five forks for my friend the irish chef! LOVE IT!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I love figs and this sounds really good as do your Homemade Fig Newtons. Great post my friend, you have my five forks.
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