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Fig Citrus Conserve

Ingredients
  Figs 5 Pound
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Sugar 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Dried lemon 2 , coarsely ground
  Dried oranges 4 , coarsely ground
  Ground ginger 2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large saucepan, place figs and cover with a little water; boil until water is tan.
2. Drain reserving 2 cups of water.
3. In the same saucepan, mix 2 cups of reserved water with sugar; heat with constant stirring to make a heavy syrup.
4. Stir in figs, sugar syrup, lemon and orange fruit pulp; gently simmer over low heat for about 1 ½ hour with frequent stirring.
5. Skim top from time to time.
6. Stir in ginger.

FINALISING
7. Into hot sterilized jars, ladle mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top.
8. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
9. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for 5 minutes.
10. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
11. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
12. Serve Fig Citrus Conserve over toast or use as dessert topping.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Fig
Interest: 
Gourmet
Cook Time: 
105 Minutes

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