Fig And Strawberry Jelly
The 100 year old fig at the Garden Home Retreat produces so many fruits that there are enough for both myself and the birds to enjoy. At the peak of fig season I like to make a batch of fig preserves. With this recipe the figs are flavored with strawberry gelatin. You can substitute lemon or unflavored gelatin.
Place the whole figs in a large pot.
Pour boiling water over the figs and let stand for ten minutes.
Drain the figs, remove stems and finely chop.
Return figs to the pot. Add 3/4 cup water, sugar, lemon juice and strawberry gelatin.
Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
Pour into hot, sterile glass jars. Screw on lids and process in a hot water bath for 10 to 15 minutes.
To learn more about how to use a water bath safely visit the USDA's website on the subject at http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/canningguide.html.
Time to prepare: 25 minutes.