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brown sugar fig preseves

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Deborah Jean Schmidt
Allen, TX

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.

(1 rating)
yield 1 .5 quarts, # of jars will vary
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For brown sugar fig preseves

  • 6 c
    figs, washed & cut in half
  • 3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    amaretto liqueur
  • 6 oz
    liquid fruit pectin
  • fruit fresh / ascorbic acid powder

How To Make brown sugar fig preseves

  • From Instagram: AND F.I.G.S!! Hurray for July!
    (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
  • 2
    Cover, 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.
  • Ready & Waiting for some homemade bread!
    Remove 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.