Using figs from my grandmother's that we picked on the way back through after our beach trip a few weeks ago, we made strawberry fig preservers.
Here's the detail of what I'll do the first go around next time...
Cover 6 cups of fresh figs with 6 cups of sugar (I may use a tad less).
Place in frig over night.
Bring to a rolling boil stirring frequently so that it won't stick and burn.
In a separate pot, place your jars, flats, and rings and heat until they get nice and hot.
Cook figs until desired consistency. Judge by scooping out some of the "juice" into a bowl and place in the frig. If it sets up in a few minutes, then it's probably good.
During the last 3 or 4 mins left, add 4 small packets of strawberry jello.
Remove jars from hot bath and scoop the figs into jars. As the preserves start to cool, the lids suck down creating a tight seal.