Easy Fig Preserve

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups of figs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 - 3OZ boxes strawberry jello
  • 5 self sealing pint jars

While the mixture is boiling I put the jars, lids and rings in a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil I turn the heat off and let the jars sit in the water until I am ready to use them. If you pour the jam into the jars cold the glass will break. 

Directions:
  • Remove the stems
  • Cut the figs in fourths
  • In a medium sized pot combine the figs, sugar and jello
  • Bring to a slow boil over medium to medium-high heat
  • When the mixture starts to boil, smash the figs with a fork or masher
  • Once a rapid boil starts, reduce the heat and simmer for 10minutes
  • Stir constantly to prevent sticking and burning
  • The mixture is good and done when a small drop is sticking to the end of the spoon. 

Spoon the Jam into the jars until reaching the top. Wipe down the brim with a warm washcloth so the lids do not get stuck and a proper seal will form.

Place the jars in a draft free area to let the jam set properly. I takes about 7 hours for the jam to be fully cooled down.