There has been some interest in the Fig Ginger Jam I mentioned the other day so I got my mom to do a guest post to give out the recipe. Enjoy:
What you will need: 2 quarts chopped fresh figs, 3/4 cup water, 6 cups sugar, 1/8 cup graded ginger, 1/4 cup lemon juice
To prepare figs: Pour boiling water over figs, let stand 10 minutes, Drain, stem and chop figs.
To make Jam: Sterilize canning jars. Measure and add 3/4 cup water and sugar to figs. Slowly bring to a boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick. Add ginger, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute longer. Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath or steam bath caner.