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A dishpan of figs - what to do with them?

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A dishpan of figs - what to do with them?

jmcarthur8 | Jul 21, 2011 08:30 AM

My friend said yesterday that she had picked a 'dishpan' of figs and did I want half of them? Of course I said yes...I'm thinking dishpan, fits in half the sink, ok, I can use that many. She gave them to me last night and I think she uses a horse trough for a dishpan.
I could barely lift the bag out of the car, it must be 40 pounds of figs. We can eat some fresh, but there's only so many figs one can eat in a few days.

I need some good simple delicious fig jam recipes. Some of the homemade fig jam I've had has been so sweet and sticky, it's impossible to eat - and I usually make my jams with full sugar, not the low sugar recipes - these have been just too too sweet!

Looking around the internet, I saw several fig jam recipes with ginger and cloves in them. Anyone tried those? Do they take away from the fig flavor? I know I don't want to do preserves where you keep them whole, jam would be more useful for our family.

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