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Recipes for figs and other things


5 lb. figs

6 c. sugar

¾ c. water

¼ c. lemon juice

Completely cover figs with boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, stem and chop figs. Measure 2 qt. chopped figs. Combine figs, sugar and water in large saucepan and slowly bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Pour hot jam into hot jars leaving ¼-inch head space. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.


4 qt. firm, ripe figs (about 30 medium)

5 c. sugar, divided

2 qt. water

3 c. vinegar

2 sticks cinnamon

1 Tbs. whole allspice

1 Tbs. whole cloves

Peel figs. Combine 3 c. sugar and water; cook until sugar dissolves.  Add figs and cook slowly 30 minutes. Add 2 c. sugar and vinegar. Tie spices in a spice bag; add to figs. Simmer until figs are transparent. Cover, let stand 12 to 24 hours in a cool place. Remove spice bag. Br...

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