Using fresh figs and strawberry Jell-O®, this is a very easy preserve recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
6 half pints
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat figs, sugar, and strawberry gelatin together in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a rolling boil. Cook fig mixture, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes; remove from heat.

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  • Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pour hot fig mixture into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/2 inch of the top. Run a knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 17.5g 6% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 14.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2017
I really love the taste. I put about 3/4 cup local honey in instead of sugar Sugar I put 1 1/2 cup. Made5 1/2 pints. Total. Used only one packet of strawberry jello Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2014
This was a very easy recipe for fig preserves I added Splenda instead of sugar my husband is diabetic and he loved them. Irma Dark Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 1 stars
08/14/2014
This was a very easy recipe for fig preserves I added Splenda instead of sugar my husband is diabetic and he loved them. Irma Dark Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
I really love the taste. I put about 3/4 cup local honey in instead of sugar Sugar I put 1 1/2 cup. Made5 1/2 pints. Total. Used only one packet of strawberry jello Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2018
I had 5 pounds of cleaned figs frozen in my freezer for years. I needed freezer space so I thawed the figs in a zip bag and warm water chopped them up and made your recipe. I made a batch with strawberry jello AND one with raspberry jello also. One thing when the figs-sugar-jello mix is cooking it tried to scorch so I added 3/4 cup of the fig juice left in the bottom of the zip bag. Made things a lot easier. I've been using my jam on cinnamon/raisin toast with cream cheese for a breakfast treat. I'm a guy and I've been canning since I was a kid. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2016
Sounded to simple so I had to try it. Worked great and tastes good. It is a clear simple flavored jam. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2018
Good way of using some really nice figs! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
Do I need to peel the figs? Can I substitute crushed pineapple and pineapple jello for the strawberries? My grandmother used pineapple to stretch the recipe but I don't have her recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
this is the same recipe my grandmother used to use. best jelly ever Read More