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Strawberry Fig Preserves

Strawberry Fig Preserves

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Everyone thinks these are strawberry preserves. No one has a clue they are made with figs! You can even use different flavors of gelatin like peach or raspberry. Since this recipe makes so little, you could skip the hot water bath and refrigerate the jars of preserves.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Mix figs and sugar together in a large saucepan, place over medium heat, and cook, stirring often, until sugar has dissolved. Mix in strawberry gelatin; bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 7 minutes. Mash preserves with a potato masher if desired.
  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the fig preserves into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.
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Reviews

Marie Miano DeSimone
17
8/31/2012

Excellent recipe. I used 12 cups of figs, quartered and 6 cups of white sugar. I have also used orange jello. I simmered for thirty minutes before adding the jello and then proceeded as per recipe. Delicious preserves

MayberryGal
10
7/17/2013

This was so easy and so yummy!! I only had raspberry jello on hand and it turned out fantastic. This recipe made four small jars for me which was just right for our family. Next time I am going to try black cherry jello and I bet it will be just as tasty.

Lisa Gorman
8
7/15/2013

This recipe is great! They taste just like the ones my grandmother made back in the 60's. My granddaughter, who is a strawberry lover, had never tasted figs and she loved them, too.