Strawberry-Fig Jam

Quincy Vidrine, Thornton, Amy

It's July in Louisiana and that means it's time for fresh Louisiana figs!


  • 3 cups mashed figs
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced


  1. Wash, remove stems, peel and mash figs.
  2. Place figs, gelatin, sugar, and lemon slices in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat and continue to boil 3-5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Remove lemon slices from mixture and discard them.
  5. Pour hot preserves into jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  6. Remove foam, if desired.
  7. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel.
  8. Place lids and rings on jars - not too tight.
  9. Process in a boiling water canner for 5 minutes.

Yield: About 6 half-pint jars

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3/9/2023 6:57:40 PM
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