about 8 pints

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine cinnamon, allspice, and cloves; tie loosely in a cheesecloth bag. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine 3 cups sugar and water in a stainless steel stock pot; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add figs; cook over low heat 30 minutes. Add remaining sugar, vinegar, and spice bag, mixing well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until figs are clear.

Step 3

Remove from heat; cover and let stand 12 to 24 hours in a cool place. Remove spice bag; discard. Slowly reheat fig mixture over low heat until thoroughly heated.

Step 4

Pack figs into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process figs in boiling- water bath 15 minutes.

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