Fresh Fig and Lemon Preserves

Fresh Fig and Lemon Preserves

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(recipe may be halved)


10 cups of fresh figs, stemmed and sliced in half (about 4 pounds)

1 lemon thinly sliced – seeds removed

1 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger

4 ½  cups sugar

Pinch of salt


Put all ingredients in a Dutch oven or large pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Boil 1 minute and reduce mixture to a slow simmer.

Skim some of the foam from the top and let the mixture simmer for an hour stirring a few times to make sure the heat is consistent.

Bubbles should be throughout the mixture but not at the edges of the pot.

Remove from heat and pour into canning jars,

Store in the refrigerator.

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