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Fig Preserves Recipe

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Contributor:  
Finley Anniversary Cookbook
Added: Friday, January 2, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 cups figs
4 cups water
2 2/3 cups sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Wash figs in soda water (water with a medium amount of soda added to it-depending on the amount of figs. I usually put 1/4 cup in sinkful of water. Dump figs in and let soak. Then wash soda water off. Take 2 pounds of figs to 1 pound of sugar and add enough water to moisten sugar good. Put on low fire and cook slowly. Cook until syrup thickens and figs are the right color. Seal in sterilized jars. ( I usually taste one of the figs to be sure) Also, I don't have scales so I measure my sugar in a pan. If I have 2 pans of figs, I put one pan of sugar then I nearly always add a bit of extra water as I like the syrup.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was submitted to the Anniversary Cookbook by Mrs. C B Finley as a recipe that she got from her mother. She also notes that the soda water helps remove the fuzz from the figs)

 

 

 

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