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Fig Preserves Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Betty DeLong
Added: Saturday, January 21, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 pounds fresh figs
1 lemon
4 c. sugar
1 c. water

Directions:
Directions:
Wash and peel figs; slice lemon. Combine sugar and
water and cook 5 minutes. Add figs and lemon. Cook
rapidly until clear. Seal in clean hot jars.

Granny Byer made beautiful fig perserves. Every fig
had to be perfect. Daddy said the secret to the color
was lemon juice. She never used an actual recipe, but
this is close. Jeannine bought two fig trees for me a
couple of years ago. They don't bear enough fruit to
perserve yet, but I can't wait until they doo. Granny
Singletary had a really big fig tree in the backyard in
Louisiana. She would serve fresh figs for breakfast!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 3 pints.

 

 

 

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