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Old Fashioned Fig Preserves

It's July and the figs on my tree out back, are just now starting to get ripe. Have to pick them soon or the birds will get them!
I remember my mom making fig preserves out of them. Lot's of different ways to make the preserves, this is just one way.
There are many uses for fig preserves. Make a jam, use the preserves in cakes, just use your imagination!
Update! Something happened to my fig tree. It died. No more figs for me.

Old Fashioned Fig Preserves  Recipe


  • 2 1/2 quarts fresh figs
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup water


  1. Scald whole figs in boiling hot water and peel. Drain well.
  2. Combine sugar and water and cook until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add lemon and figs, and then simmer until tender (approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  4. Pour into jars and seal immediately.

Prep Time : 15m Cook Time : 2:0 h Ready In : 2:15 h

Recipe and photo courtesy of Real Cajun Recipes.

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