Fig Preserves
A basic recipe for fig preserves is simple and delicious. This is a small batch and makes about 2 cups, but it’s easy to adjust to make more or less depending on how many figs you have.
Servings Prep Time
2cups 5minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
2cups 5minutes
Cook Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
  • 3cups fresh figs
  • 1cups sugar
  • 1/2cup water
Instructions
  1. Gently wash the figs and remove the stems. My grandmother actually left the stems on, but this always drove me crazy, so I prefer to cut them off.
  2. Place figs in a large pot with water and sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 1-2 hours until figs are soft and syrup thickens. Mine were ready in about an hour, but if you have more, they’ll probably take longer to cook down.
  4. Spoon figs into jars and top with syrup.
Recipe Notes

This basic recipe is easily adjusted to the amount of figs you have. Just measure how many cups of whole figs you have. The amount of sugar to add is equivalent to 1/3 the amount of figs and then add water to equal 1/2 the amount of sugar.