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  • Figs (not too ripe)
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup (optional)
  • Few slices lemon


  1. Wash figs thoroughly. Cover with water and boil for 2 minutes. Drain and use this water to make a thin syrup. Boil figs 5 minutes in syrup. If a sweeter product is desired, make a heavy syrup with water and sugar and combine equal parts of heavy syrup with corn syrup.
  2. Add a few slices of lemon to syrup and boil figs for 5 minutes.
  3. Pack into jars to within 1/2 inch of top with precooking syrup.
  4. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight.
  5. Process: Pints for 30 minutes in boiling water bath; quarts for 30 minutes in boiling water bath.

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