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strawberry figs

★★★★☆ 9
a recipe by
Dwana Townsend
New Iberia, LA

I started cooking when I was just 12 yrs old. This is a recipe I used to make with my mother during fig season. I would go out and climb in my grandmothers tree to gather as many figs as I could. Most of the time I would eat one and pick one, my grandmother's tree was about 50 yrs old had the best Celeste figs. Now I have my own fig tree and each season I make this jelly and give some to friends and family. They all look forward to the fig jam. I have passed this recipe to my son as he is turning out to be a better cook than I am, but I don't think he will ever out do My Mawmaw or mo

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We simply adore serving this delightfully simple spread atop warm biscuits! Can you imagine how good it would be on ice cream?! Woowee!

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★★★★☆ 9
serves 5 pint size ball jars
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For strawberry figs

  • 6 c
    peeled figs
  • 6 c
  • 2 sm
    boxes of strawberry jello
  • 2 c
    fresh whole strawberries
  • 5 pt
    ball jars

How To Make strawberry figs

  • 1
    In large heavy stock pot, add mix sugar and jello until the color of pink. Cook on medium heat until sugar and jello is fully melted, stirring occassionaly
  • 2
    Peel figs or puree' them, remove stems from strawberries (may be sliced in halves or pureed). I like mine with chunks of fruit however my son prefers a smoother consistancy.
  • 3
    Once the sugar is fully melted, add figs and strawberries, cook on medium heat until it starts to foam and bubble. Cook for an additional 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  • 4
    Once cooled place mixture into the ball jars filling to the top.
  • 5
    In a large pot boil water and place the sealed jars into the water as to seal the jars. Remove and let cool.
  • 6
    Store in a cool pantry will keep for a year. Share with family and friends ( I normally use the small jars to give to neighbors, family, and friends.
  • 7
    This jelly is very versitle it can be served over icecream, peanutbutter sandwich, hot biscuits, buttered toast, filling for a cake, or a donut filling.