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“Is your fig tree overburdened? Try this delicious treat! This must stand 12 to 24 hours before canning.”
1hr 20mins
8 pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel figs.
  2. (If unpeeled are preferred, pour boiling water over figs and let stand until cool; drain.) Add 3 cups sugar to water and cook until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add figs and cook slowly for 30 minutes.
  4. Add 2 cups sugar and vinegar.
  5. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to figs.
  6. Cook gently until figs are clear.
  7. Cover and let stand 12-24 hours in a cool place.
  8. Remove spice bag.
  9. Bring to simmer; pack hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4" head space.
  10. Remove air bubbles.
  11. Adjust caps.
  12. Process pints and quarts 15 minutes in boiling water bath.

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