This is a classic recipe.
My Maw-maw made these every year.
Now it is a mainstay in my canning repertoire every year.
Figs are a deceptive fruit since it so easily takes on the flavor of whatever you put with it.
My true fig preserves have lemon in them so they taste lemony.
But these, these take on the flavor of whatever variety of Jell-O I use.
That's right, I said J-E-L-L-O. (You sung that in your head didn't you.) ;)
Even those fig naysayers (I know, I know, how can anyone possibly say nay to figs?!) love these preserves and usually don't even know that is what they are eating.
Our favorite is the blackberry but I always make all three variations.
As a side note, I am not brand loyal to many things but I AM brand loyal to Jell-O gelatin.
3-2-1 Berry Fig Preserves
3c. Figs, mashed
1 big box (6oz.) of Jell-O (blackberry, raspberry, or strawberry)
Throw everything in a big pot and bring to a hard boil, stirring the whole time.
Boil for three minutes.
Ladle into hot sterile jars and waterbath for 5 minutes.
This is part of Full Plate Thursday.