Fig Preserves

bowl of figs

The large amounts of figs I am gathering from our fig tree this year is unprecedented. I have given away dozens of figs, I have added them to my salads, I eat them with my breakfast and lunch, I took in a huge bowl and left them in the lunchroom at work, I mailed some to my daughter, I add them to oatmeal, I have attempted to freeze some (don’t know how that will turn out), and today I made some fig preserves to have with cheese. These were quick and very easy to make.

fig preserves

I did not use a recipe or any pectin, as I only planned to make a small amount and keep it in the refrigerator.

  • 4 cups chopped figs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

I put it all in a large saucepan and brought it to a boil over medium heat, and boiled it until it was fairly thick and I could mash the figs with a fork (about 20 minutes). Then I mashed it all up, and put it in a sterilized 500ML  sealer jar.

fig preserves

So tasty with sharp cheese. As I said, I only made this one jar and intend to keep in the fridge for a short period of time while I eat it. If you are making something to keep in the cupboard, make sure to sterilize your jars, sealing rings and lids and process it in a boiling water bath.

Any suggestions, comments, questions?

2 responses to “Fig Preserves

  1. You could put this on a pizza!
    Also the captcha code was 9 KGB. And it made me laugh.

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