Sunday, August 03, 2008

Strawberry Fig Preserves

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.

They didn't turn out just right the first go around. The did not gel up.

So, Friday night we cooked them down some more and I think WE DID IT! I tried them Saturday morning and they were yummy.

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.

3 comments:

kathy said...

THAT LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. I'VE NEVER MADE STRAWBERRY FIG BEFORE. I USE FIGS AND USE SURE GEL. VERY EASY BUT NOT AS PRETTY AS YOURS.I BET WITH THE STRAWBERRY IN IT IT'S GREAT.

Wool Winder said...

I made some fig jam the other day. The key is to cook it a LONG time.

Candy said...

The strawberry jello in it is yummy!! I think another thing that I did wrong on the first try was that I cooked it the entire time with the jello in it. After doing some internet searches, I found that the jello should be added only during the last few mins.