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Fig Lemon Preserves

Ingredients
  Figs 6 Quart, peeled
  Water 6 Quart (boiling)
  Sugar 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Water 3 Quart
  Lemons 3 , thinly sliced
  Sliced preserved ginger 4 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan, put together sugar and 3 quarts of water; bring mixture to a boil.
2. Stir in lemon slices and ginger; boil over high heat for 10 minutes.
3. Remove pan from heat and skim top.
4. Remove and discard lemon slices.
5. Return pan to heat and gradually add few figs at a time to ensure mixture keeps boiling.
6. Cook over high heat until mixture is transparent.
7. Remove fig and keep aside in a shallow pan.
8. Boil syrup until it reaches the consistency of honey.

FINALISING
9. Into the pan of figs, pour syrup and let stand overnight.
10. Next morning, heat mixture until boiling.
11. Into hot sterilized jars, ladle mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top of the jar.
12. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
13. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for 5 minutes.
14. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
15. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
16. Spread Fig Lemon Preserves over bread and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Fig
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
240

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