In Season Fig Preserves

Friday, July 23, 2010

Its time for an in season recipe. Figs are at the peak of there season in the south. They have a very subtle sweet taste, perfect for jam and preserves. Earlier this week Gavin and I rode our bikes to a local fig tree we found about a year ago. We have been waiting all summer for the figs to get ripe.
Every time we rode our bikes by we would check
to see if they were ripe yet.

Here is the yummy recipe.
(Figs can be substituted with any fruit in season)


3 pounds figs (no stems) (about 9 cups)
4 cups sugar
3 lemons, very thinly sliced, seeds removed
a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg


Wash, drain and stem figs. Place the figs and sliced lemons in the pot and pour over the sugar. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar is completely dissolved; reduce to low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add lemon slices. Cover and cook until figs are transparent and the syrup is thick, 2-3 hours. Then spread over anything!

my breakfast of champions

mr. frog with the figs.


i hope you have a calm relaxed weeekend. I will be very busy getting a garage sale together.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! I will add your name to the list of "I trade handmade" particpants.

    I love your little fig adventure! I'm going to add your button, I just love the scabble tiles!


  2. I love this! I recently started a recipe box and this def will be added to my short but sweet collection :)) thank ya thank ya

  3. the figs look so delicious! what an adventure

  4. Mmmmm yummy! A year of anticipation is quite a lot but this looks delicious! I'm sure it was so worth it


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