Saturday, July 9, 2011

Easy Jello Fig Preserves

3c. figs, mashed 
1pkg. strawberry Jello (8 servings size)
2 1/2 c. granulated sugar 
squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

Thoroughly mix figs, gelatin, sugar and lemon juice in a large heavy saucepan . Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue boiling 30 minutes , stirring occasionally. Pour quickly into sterilized canning jars. Wipe tops with clean cloth, carefully run a knife blade around the edge to release bubbles and seal at once with a tight lid. After preserves sit for a day , store in refrigerator makes 5 or 6 (six ounce) canning jars. 

*For extended storage process jars in a boiling water bath. Bring water to a boil in a large pot or canner. Lower hot filled jars into water with jar lifter. When water returns to a full rolling boil . boil half pints 5 minutes and pints 10 minutes. Remove from water and set on counter to cool 

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