This recipe will work with any fresh figs you have, such as Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, or Black Mission. Enjoy them as a simple dessert on their own, served with ice cream or yogurt, or as a salad topper. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.
3 pounds fresh ripe figs, stems attached
1 1/2 pounds granulated sugar (about 3 3/8 cups)
1/3 cup brandy
Est. added sugars 5g
How to Make It
Wash figs a few at a time by quickly dipping into a large bowl of cool water. Drain in a single layer on a thick kitchen towel. Place figs in a single layer in a large, wide stockpot, Dutch oven, or saucepan. Cover figs with sugar; cover pan, and chill overnight or for up to 2 days.
Place pan over low heat, and slowly bring figs to a gentle simmer without stirring (about 1 hour and 45 minutes; do not let mixture come to a boil). Partially cover pan; simmer gently for 10 minutes or until figs begin to soften. Remove from heat; cover completely. Let stand 8 to 12 hours. Return pan to low heat, and repeat process twice, reducing stand time to 4 hours after last simmer.
Return fruit to a simmer; carefully spoon hot fruit evenly into 4 or 5 hot, sterilized 1-pint canning jars, reserving syrup in pan.
Bring syrup in stockpot to a boil over medium, skimming if necessary. Remove from heat; stir in brandy.
Cover fruit with hot syrup, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover jars immediately with their metal lids and screw-on bands. Process in boiling-water bath 10 minutes.
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