Preserving is a nice way to use up fresh fruit and vegetables, so they don’t go to waist before summer’s end. I love homemade jams and jellies, there is nothing like a fresh spoonful on top of toast or drizzled over ice cream. Freezer Jams and Preserves are simple to make without the hassle of processing in a water bath.
Lemon Fig Freezer Preserves is a nice combination of citrus and sweet. Both fruits are simmered on the stovetop and spooned in an airtight freezer jar, that’s it. These preserves are so delicately delicious and are great on top of goat cheese and a crunchy cracker or spread in a PB & J.
Preserve summer’s best with a nice batch of Lemon Fig Freezer Preserves – your holiday guests will love you for it!
8 large fresh figs, any variety
zest of 2 lemons
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
(Makes 2 cups)
1. Dice the figs. Toss into a saucepan and add the sugar and stir to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes. Zest and juice the lemons, add both to the saucepan with 1/3 cup water. Cook the preserves for 25-30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let cool on the stovetop and spoon into freezer jars. Freeze and use serve later. Enjoy!