Sweet Fig Pickles

Sweet Fig Pickles Category Cheese 
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Ingredients And Procedures

4 qt Firm, ripe figs (about 30)

5 c Sugar; divided

2 qt Water

2 Sticks cinnamon

1 tb Whole allspice

1 tb Whole cloves

3 c Vinegar

Peel figs. (If unpeeled are preferred, pour boiling water over figs and let stand until cool; drain.) Add 3 cups sugar to water and cook until sugar dissolves. Add figs and cook slowly for 30 minutes. Add 2 cups sugar and vinegar. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag; add to figs. Cook gently until figs are clear. Cover and let stand 12-24 hours in a cool place. Remove spice bag. Bring to simmer; pack hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4" head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps. Process pints and wuarts 15 minutes in boiling water bath. Yield: about 8 pints Posted by DELLA MASIA, Prodigy ID# TXBG93A.

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