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Southern Fig Preserves Recipe

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6 c trimmed, and roughly cut brown turkey figs
7 c sugar
c water
c lime juice
1 t lime zest
1 t margarine or butter
1 packet liquid pectin

Wash, trim stems and slice figs into 4th.
Add first six ingredients to a large pot and let sit about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile boil jars.
Put flat lids in a small pot of water and boil then turn off the heat.
On medium heat bring ingredients to a full rolling boil.
Boil for about 10 minutes.
Stir in packet of liquid pectin.
Continue stirring until ingredients come to a full boil.
Stop stirring and boil for exactly one minute.
Remove pot from hot burner.
Allow preserves to settle.
Skim foam off top.
Fill jars.
Process 20 minutes in a hot water bath.

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Number Of Servings:
7 pints




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