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Fig Preserves

Fig Preserves

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Recipe By:Dotti K
"Fig Preserves"


  • 2640 g fresh figs
  • 15 g baking soda
  • 2845 ml boiling water
  • 1600 g white sugar
  • 950 ml water
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  1. In a large mixing bowl place figs and sprinkle with baking soda. Pour the boiling water over the figs and soak for 1 hour.
  2. Drain figs and rinse thoroughly with cold water. In a large Dutch oven combine the sugar and the 4 cups of water; bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the figs and lemon slices to the syrup in the Dutch oven and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Spoon figs into hot, sterilized jars and spoon syrup over figs, leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Top jars with lids and screw bands on tightly. Process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.