Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fig Preserves

4 pounds fresh figs
4 pounds sugar
2 lemons, sliced thin and seeded
3/4 cup water

Wash, drain and stem figs. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes. Add figs and lemon slices. Cook about an hour on medium heat, stirring occasionally to keep mixture from sticking to bottom of pot. Pour into clean, hot jars, seal and process 15 minutes in a water bath.Makes about 3 pints.