Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fig Strawberry Preserves

Figs are one of those weird fruits that don't get a lot of hype. Today I'm giving them a purpose with this wonderful fig strawberry preserve recipe. It is crazy easy and super delicious!

Picking from the fig tree in the backyard
(My dad and I were picking them and he said never pick what you can't easily reach because the birds have to eat too)

First you have your figs. Now some people like them peeled while others leave the skin on them. We peel ours. It is a very tedious job but with the real ripe ones you can pretty much mash the middle out.
Get 3 cups of figs that have been either peeled or clean stem cut ones.

Put them in a large saucepan 

Add 3 cups of sugar

Add 2 boxes of 3 ounce strawberry jello mix 

Mix well

Heat at medium, mixing at times

Bring to a boil

Boil for 10 minutes, stir enough so it doesn't stick to the bottom

After 10 minutes, pour into sterile jars and put on lid. We steralize our jars by boiling them as we are making the preserves.

There you go-a super yummy preserve recipe that I've eaten for as long as I can remember.

Have you ever had anything with figs? I'm looking for other uses for all these figs.


  1. Try making a peach-fig jam. You can do it the old-fashioned way or do just like your strawberry one. It is so good. Fig jam is good for jam cake later on:)

  2. I love figs with goat cheese, basil and a honey drizzle on crostini. Yum.

  3. I've never tried figs, but your recipe makes me want to!


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