brown sugar fig preseves
a recipe by
Deborah Jean Schmidt
My deep East TX childhood meant canceling plans to hurry & pick these off our backyard tree and get them processed ASAP. TX Figs are high in sugar (some years more juicy than others) & spoil within a day or two. I do not recommend using dried fruit for this recipe, ladies.
serves 1.5 quarts, # of jars will vary
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
Ingredients For brown sugar fig preseves
6 cfigs, washed & cut in half
3 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbspamaretto liqueur
6 ozliquid fruit pectin
fruit fresh / ascorbic acid powder
How To Make brown sugar fig preseves
1(Harvest) trim stems, wash & cut each fruit in half. Sprinkle w/ fruit fresh as you go to keep fresh. Fold in brown sugar gently. Avoid/ minimize crushing fruit. *FYI* use microwave safe (glass) bowl that is at least 2quarts, or @ twice the volume of the fruit. If your bowl is only 1-1.5 quart, I'd work w/ 1/2 batch at a time, to prevent the mess of boiling over
2Cover, heat on high & Bring to a boil in microwave. Uncover & continue simmering on medium for 5-10 minutes, Stir every minute. Some of the juice will cook out, so just keep them on heat just until the juicy goodness has fully dissolved that sugar & you notice it clings a bit to the wooden spoon.
3Remove from heat; stir in amaretto & liquid pectin. Transfer to jars w/ canning lids. Process filled jars in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove & check seals per the Ball directions.
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