How to Make It
Combine figs, sugar, zest, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until figs are very tender and liquid is very syrupy, about 45 minutes.
Remove cover, and cook until mixture has thickened and an instant read thermometer registers 220°F, another 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool 10 minutes.
You can use mission or turkey figs for this recipe; both will work great and are easily found during summer months.