How many of you remember having figs when you were little? My grandparents didn’t have a fig tree but they had friends that gave them figs. When I got married, my husband’s grandfather would give us figs.
This is why I learned to make preserves and jelly. My husband has a cookbook from his grandmother that has so many old recipes. I decided to try and make all these things he remembers from his childhood.
First, wash and cut the stems off of the figs, well I guess first you need to pick or buy figs. 😁
Next boil 4 cups of sugar, 4 cups of white Karo syrup and 2 cups of water. Do this at medium heat. Then carefully pour your figs into the pot and cook for about an hour. They will start to thicken, this is what you want.
Make sure you have enough room, because I underestimated how much it grows while cooking.
Once the figs are thick, pour them into sterilized jars and seal.
I can not wait to hear your thoughts and memories of figs.