How To Make Fig Preserves
I happen to love figs. Sadly I can’t seem to get my hands on any locally during their VERY short production season. I keep meaning to plant fig trees to give them a go but somehow every summer that doesn’t ever come to fruition. Sniff Sniff. So I bet you’re wondering how I made fig preserves?
Some days my inbox is filled with little treasures like the one I received from the folks at FROM THE FARM. They wanted to send me a shipment of my choice from their website. What did I want? FIGS! Duh.
I was really happy to discover that From The Farm’s mission is to support small American Family Farms by connecting consumers directly to the freshest, highest quality foods available.
From the Farm’s “Black Mission and Kadota Figs are grown by Tonetta “The Fig Lady,” a third generation California fig farmer. Tonetta’s grandad, Mauro Simone, planted and farmed some of the first fig orchards in San Joaquin Valley, helping to make this little known Mediterranean fruit available for sale to people all over the country.
Nicknamed ‘nature’s candy,’ this highly perishable fruit needs special care and expertise to get it from Passion Fruit Farm’s orchards to your home. What makes Tonetta’s figs the best? “I’m really good at what I do,” she says. “I oversee every part of the process so that our figs are picked when they’re perfectly ripe, and reach people in great condition.” Although many things have changed since the decades her granddad did the farming, one thing does remain the same, her passion and pride in bringing only the highest quality fresh figs from her family to yours. “
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What You Will Need:
- 2 pints figs - trimmed, chopped
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
What To Do:
- Place figs, sugar and cinnamon into a heavy bottom saucepan. Add 2 cups water. Stir to combine. Bring to boil over medium - high heat.
- When boiling reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until mixture thickens. Stirring as necessary.
- Transfer preserves to warm, clean 8 ounce canning jars. Top with lids.
- Once cool, transfer to refrigerator.
- Note: jars can be canned using the water bath method.