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3 1/4 pounds fully ripened figs
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup water
1 (1 3/4 ounce) box Sure-Jell
7 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Trim stems, grind figs and place in large saucepan. Stir in lemon juice, grated lemon rind and water. Add Sure-Jell. Mix well.
Place figs over high heat until a hard boil is reached. Immediately add all sugar. Let come to a quick rolling boil that will not stir down. Boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and skim with metal spoon. Stir and skim for 5 minutes.
Ladle into jelly glasses leaving 1/2 inch space at top. Cover with hot melted paraffin or seal with tops. Cool.
Yields 12 half pints.
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