Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fig Preserves

The figs are ready on the community tree and while I've been eating them out of hand this week, I decided to try and preserve some.  In my Ball Book of Home Preserving, there was a recipe for jam and preserves.  In hindsight, I think I should have tried the jam since the preserves turned out to just be whole figs in a sugar syrup which was not really what I was thinking. Oh well, live and learn

The recipe called for making a sugar syrup and simmering lemon slices in it.  Then add figs and simmer until coated.

Remove figs to a pan, reduce syrup until thick and pour over figs.  Let sit at room temperature over night.

Pour into pan and bring to a boil.  This is where I departed from the recipe and decided to mash them.

The preserves

I was hoping for a more jam like product.  There is some leftover that is in a jar in the fridge so I think I can just put them for a quick pulse in the food processor before use.  I imagine eating it with cheese and crackers or again, on pizza.

1 comment:

  1. You got a lot of beautiful figs! I'm interested to know what those are like when you dig in! I bet your food processor trick will work great.