Honestly, I have never tried homemade Fig Preserves until last week. I am so lucky to have a friend with a fig tree in his backyard, and last week I shared a little bit about that and talked about the Health Benefits of Figs. This week, I wanted to share a recipe made from those same trees. This is something they have every summer, and his mom makes enough to last through the season. I couldn’t wait to get the recipe because this is pure fig heaven. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we have. Here’s to figs!
2 pounds ripe figs, stemmed and quartered
4 cups sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1. Combine figs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has disolved. Bring to a boil; cook until set, about 20 minutes.
2. Skim and ladle into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims clean, tighten lids and invert for a few minutes to vacuum seal. Return jars upright and let cool completely. Store in a cool, dry place.