Fig Preserves -
Tree-ripened figs are best for canning. Pick the figs that
are soft and the end is just starting to open up. Make sure they
aren't overripe. When figs are ripening, they should be picked
Sort the figs and wash them. Remove the stems.
It's best to can figs immediately, but they can be stored in the
refrigerator overnight if needed.
Bring to a boil in hot water. Let figs stand in hot water for
about 4 minutes. Drain and pack while hot into hot canning jars.
Add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice to each 1 quart jar and cover with
boiling liquid. Seal. Processing time for fig preserves is 1 1/2
hour for each pint or quart jar.