MJ, I didn’t see you comment last year about the picture! -Debbie. , The really look like strawberries, I will get easily faked by this one , Thanks Raymund! Thanks! 2. Love this wonderful shortcut to delicious Strawberry Fig Preserves, MJ! Your jam looks fantastic and I’m sure both fig lovers and haters would love it. PLEASE follow the hosts of this party through one of their social media listed below. Thanks so much Jan! You will need the following ingredients and supplies: Ingredients: 2 quarts strawberries (fresh is always better, but frozen works as well) 6 tablespoons pectin (I use Sure-Jell… Canning jars in the dishwasherNow's a good time to get the jars ready, so you won't be rushed later. Figs – I like using a mix of underripe, ripe and overripe figs. Cover with two-piece lids. Required fields are marked *. If you like these Strawberry Fig Preserves and the concept of small batch jams, take a look at this collection of Quick & Easy Jams as well as my Jams & Jellies category. Wipe your rims and place them in your water bath canner and process for 15 minutes. I didn't want to do a water bath after I tasted the hot batch and knew instantly it was going to be a hit with my kids. Ingredients. Followed Paula's instructions to a T in the cooking process. This Strawberry Fig Preserves with JELL-O recipe has been around for a very, very long time; therefore, there are many variations. Fabulous! Frozen figs should work, but they might yield a little softer jam. Thanks so much for sharing. FREEZER PRESERVES. Pinned! I also used a 6 oz. I’m a well-seasoned cook with a love for New Mexico, its cuisine, its unique ingredients, and its physical beauty. I look forward to more stories about your mom and recipes. I have frozen “fresh” figs, can I use for this preserve recipe? Congratulations on your newborn!!! Nancy, What a fabulous story!!! Cheers! ; If you want to freeze some preserves, leave at least an inch of space at the top of the jar. I kid, I would love to try it. , I’ve just spied some figs at the farmer’s market here. 1 pound strawberries, chopped 1 pound fresh figs, chopped 2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 lemon, juiced; Instructions. I have also used orange jello. The types of figs we get here are normally the Brown Turkey or the Black Mission. My small potted fig tree just gives me just enough figs to eat daily during its season. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. #canning #figs #recipes”] [gmc_recipe 6996] PLEASE LINK UP TO THREE FOOD POSTS TO THE TASTY TUESDAYS’ LINKY PARTY! And yes, Moms do always have the coolest recipes. Delicious preserves. It is amazing how we connect food with people! Tighten firmly. Prepare strawberries by slicing off the end with the leaves. Thanks! Also I’m thinking of cherry jello?? Pack the fig preserves into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. After several minutes you should hear the lids pop, indicating they are sealed. Old Fashioned Southern Style Fig Preserves is a treasured family recipe that's been handed down for several generations. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Amount is based on available nutrient data. I’ve featured your post at this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop. This recipe is new to me! Strawberries, figs and spices enhances the flavors and makes the most amazing jam! Small batch would be great for that. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. By the next morning the sugar might have melted, but that should be ago. It usually goes for abo… Those memories have lasted a lifetime as I’m sure yours will too. Opened strawberry fig jam should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consumed within one month. Cheers, MJ, I make PEACH JAM the same way using “smashed” peaches and peach jello. Just this morning I had my morning tea with a piece of toast and these preserves. I think it is sacriligous a bit since I ADORE figs (who does not like them lol). This version is MJ's adaption of hundreds of similar recipes. so any flavor jello works. My condolences! Debra, No, do not use the Jello recipe. My whole family loved it! Make sure to leave the proper headspace- 1/4 inch. I didn’t know what a fig was until I was probably 25. Congrats! I know how hard that is. The ingenuity of that generation was remarkable, wasn’t it? Bring to a slow boil over medium to medium-high heat. Janis, thanks so much for your comments and I am just absolutely thrilled as to how this recipe is helping your daughter in so a small, but significant way. They had about three varieties so I didn’t buy them because I wasn’t sure what kind taste best. Our generation of Moms were often propelled into creativity through necessity and there is a lot to be gleaned from that kind of resourcefulness. Hope to hear from you again. Does anyone know if I could reduce the amount of sugar by 1 cup? Needless to say, I eat those because it’s such a treat to get them. I’d love to send you jar! I’ve made this recipe with fresh frozen figs the past few years. Mash preserves with a potato masher if desired. I do have to admit that I’ve never done it, but a friend of mine has and she said it worked great. I have a lot of figs too. However, for all of the recipes, the three main ingredients are the same – figs, sugar and strawberry JELL-O. Smashing the figs – If you want the consistency of chunky preserves, then don’t smash too much. I want to make a lot of small jars for Christmas gifts. If I can get some more figs, I’ll give that a try. Just noticed that you recently lost your mother. I use to climb on the roof of the tool shed to pick. Wash, then trim ends off of the figs. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. The cucumber was overwhelming. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Pour into jars and seal. In answer to your question, yes, you can freeze the jam. I am swinging back by this site again. Enjoy! Thanks so much Katerina! Allow the preserves to cool for 5 minutes. If so will it have same shelf life? Our neighbors just offered us some fresh figs from their backyard, I think I’m going to say yes and I’m pretty sure you and your dear Mom would agree. Thanks! Since this recipe makes so little, you could skip the hot water bath and refrigerate the jars of preserves. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. I’ll just say an anonymous reader and won’t give your name. Cucumbers? But the nice thing about figs is that they do ripen if picked green and they ripen very quickly. My mother and I were a couple of the ones that loved figs and could eat them by the bowl full. He says his mother used to make fig-strawberry preserves and he is wanting some. If you use only ripe and overripe figs, you’ll end up with more of a jam than preserves. . Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. They are a great compromise for those who love figs and those who don’t. Really enjoyed your comment. One of my patients gave me a bucket of figs the week my 6 & 8 year old granddaughters stayed with me. She will be able to have her strawberry’s for breakfast, ice cream or whenever she wants strawberries . You saved Strawberry Fig Preserves to your. I just found a recipe for them & it also calls for canning/sealing in hot jars. Oh goody, goody!!! Aug 4, 2019 - Explore Datrayshilltop's board "Strawberry fig preserves" on Pinterest. This recipe could definitely be used with other flavors of Jell-O. However, we had more figs than we could eat so in order to not waste a single fig, my mother made these Strawberry Fig Preserves with JELL-O. The trees seem to be very picky where they grow and even here in NM they require more attention than the one we had in north Louisiana. They don’t grow very big here in New Mexico. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes. Heat over medium heat, stirring until sugar and JELL-O have dissolved. They taste just like the ones my grandmother made back in the 60's. I’m sure you have had a very busy, but enjoyable year. And yes, what memories you are creating for both you and your granddaughters. You may use frozen fruit! Some of things were questionable, like my aunt who used lard in her sweet pie crusts. Gently stir the preserves to distribute the strawberries throughout. No, I have never made this with peaches or pears. Gathering all of the necessary ingredients and supplies before you begin will save you time and make the canning process much smoother. I’ll try it when I get some figs. Wow what an unusual recipe! Thanks so much for sharing this with me. This is such a clever recipe. Give this a try and enjoy some yummy strawberry fig preserves all year long! So when I went to make these preserves last week, it was hit or miss and I hit it right on the mark! It’s nice to have so many wonderful memories. Combine chopped strawberries, figs, and sugar. . In a large Dutch oven, stir together figs, sugar, 2 cups water, and lemon slices. Very moving…. Leave in the hot water until the preserves are ready to pour. I only had raspberry jello on hand and it turned out fantastic. Most people won't think twice about serving basic cornbread when is on the table. You and me both John! Memories and recipes just are a natural. The preserves can also be frozen for up to a year. Store in a cool, dark area. Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Oh I’m so glad you like these!!! Bring figs, sugar, and Jello to a boil.Add Sure-Jell and boil 2 minutes. It should stay in your freezer for at least a year, if not longer. I will try and do that this time! Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Thank you so much John. Thanks for the heads-up. They are the best, aren’t they? My husband loved it! Thanks for dropping by! xx. Let sit on a cooling rack until cool. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. I appreciate your comments! Easy, healthy recipes with a southwestern flare. Hey Barb! I happen to LOVE figs. Took awhile to get used to them but now I see the fascination. Let me know how it comes out and thanks for the question! I will try that next time! Stir at a full boil for 6 - 8 minutes. This year our strawberries are new so we don’t have any to pick, but this weekend I’m going to a berry farm – so this jam is on! I have a pantry next to a heater vent, so I have to be careful what I put in there. saucepot. It is available for lower sugar recipes too. Would love to try this if I could just get my hands on some figs! Please read my About page to learn more. Just be sure to store it in a rather cool pantry, not a hot one. If the lid did seal, then at least a 2 year shelf life. Thank you so much Adina and I agree, ones mother’s memories are the best. This was so easy and so yummy!! Barry and I are the only ones in our house who like fig preserves, so we made strawberry preserves with most of them (42… We still made great memories. Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. Every time I make this jam, I think of my mother. I simmered for thirty minutes before adding the jello and then proceeded as per recipe. Also I like my preserves more like jam so I add 1.5oz (3 Tbsp) of liquid pectin with citric acid for a better jell. Info. So glad you love the Jam Jessica! I hope you find peace in knowing that your mom touched other people through you and what you share on your blog. I do hope you give this recipe a try. Wipe the rim of the jars with a clean, damp rag and top with the lid and rings. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I use Raspberry Jello & it is “da bomb”~!!!!! The watched them grow, hand picked, washed and mashed them, made the jelly and helped with the final bath. Smash just enough to get some soft pulp mixed in with larger pieces of figs. She would like that. If you want more of a jam, then use ripe to overripe figs and smash away. I do find the Brown Turkey nice a sweet and those are what I normally use for this jam. SURE-JELL is a dry pectin product that can be used to make either cooked jams and jellies or quick-and-easy freezer jams and jellies. I guess I can relate to learning a common food later in life. Cook over slow fire till thick sufficient to jell, stirring constantly. Will be having some on homemade biscuits in a couple of day's!! It is nice to read about your mother, it makes me realize again that there is almost no nice memory related to my own mother… it is sad but I really try to make it better myself, for my own kids… I love figs and this jam looks perfect! Strawberry Fig Preserves. I’ve never tried freezing them then making the preserves. My strawberry fig preserve recipe uses a smaller ratio of sugar to figs than most of the recipes I found and the cooking time is 8 minutes (for high elevation – 6 minutes for sea level). They were from a local producer and very fresh, so I assume they lose a lot of their taste during trips… and also must be picked when unripe for long travels. Yes, you should be able to cut the figs the night before. I’m so sorry for your loss MJ. Turns out great! I am the only one in my family who enjoys figs, but it might get them to have a change of heart with this mix of strawberry and fig! I'm looking for a recipe for my Pop-pop. of lemon juice just to give it a little tartness. Our blogs are fantastic for preserving (no pun) these moments. . box of strawberry Jello. Please advise me. Of course it is all personal taste. Thanks Deb! I’m thrilled that you enjoy the recipe. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. I just added, and tasted!! The recipe yields 2 pint jars or 4 half-pints. DELICIOUS!!!!! The only time I liked fresh figs was in the south of France. If you want to share with friends, sterilize 4 half-pint jars, pour the hot preserves into the jars, then seal them with canning lids. We just finished making and putting up your recipe. 1. Oh Diana…what sweet comments and so greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for letting me know. Thank you very much. . I do need to give this a try and will be pinning it for just that reason. Mom’s always have the coolest recipes. I had about a tablespoon left and the scraping left in the pan. I can say I never would have thought to use flavored gelation in preserves and being this was only 3 ingredients in a flash to perfection! Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Figs seem to be one of those fruits that people love or they don’t like at all. This recipe is such a neat tribute to her. I asked how long she had been making strawberry fig preserves and she said since the early fifties, so my moms recipe … For more instructional information about quick & easy jams, click this link for more Kitchen Notes/Tips on How to Make Quick & Easy Jams. I’ve never seen this before! I must say I like only dried figs and am not very fond of fresh ones, especially those which arrive here. If … My middle daughter is allergic to strawberries, which she loves dearly. Our fig tree is loaded with figs and I have been making all sorts of fig goodies (fig newtons, fig and ginger jam (this one in particular is … I haven’t tried peach jello, but I have tried raspberry now and it worked great. I adore the ingenuity here with the use of jello for the mock preserves – so clever! This recipe made four small jars for me which was just right for our family. Fixing to gear back up making more, and wanted to revisit the recipe! She has passed away & i don’t know anyone else who has used this recipe. Thank you Sweetie! She said ” can I have one of the four ounce jars and two more pieces of bread?” Needless to say.. I am only giving the recipe 4 stars because it is too sweet. Wish I could plant a tree in my backyard. I suppose you can use any jello flavor? DIRECTIONS. Love them and love fig preserves.Pairing them with strawberries is a wonderful idea. Add the sugar and JELL-O to the figs. I made this batch today. Pour hot fig mixture into hot, sterilized … As I finished washing the pot, I turned to find her holding up the saucer and “licking the platter clean.” I asked what she thought. Sign me up to receive new recipe notifications! Hope you are doing well. This produces semi-firm preserves that are perfect for toast, biscuits and PB&Js. I’ve always found a fig to be like a peach or apricot – it’s best when picked ripe right off of the tree. Perfect for spreading on buttered toast for breakfast. 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O®, 5 half-pint canning jars with lids and rings, or as needed. Even if they don’t. It’s always good to hear from people who have tried a recipe. This jelly is so good, I bet people wouldn’t even know it is not strawberry jelly. I have also used peaches and pears in place of the figs. My granddaughter who is a strawberry lover had never tasted figs and she loved them too. What a nice homage to your mother. Go by the recipe provided on this site. . Even Bobby, who doesn’t like figs, loves these preserves. What a lovely tribute to your mom, MJ. Thanks so much Abbe! Thank YOU my friend!!! I think I like them. :) It would be fun to take a variety of jams to the buffet. 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