Friday, August 1, 2008

Fig Strawberry Preserves

Fig on fig tree, gathered into basket, mashed with sugar added and cooked down, added strawberry jello (yes, that's even more sugar), and poured into pretty jars.
Here in the Deep South, we cook and add enough sugar to fruit to completely extract any nutritional benefit. We call it making preserves. Delicious!
Health conscious people, close your eyes.


Virginia said...

What a great collage . Never made preserves but like the looks of it. Thanks for this great How To!

Chris said...

Love, love, love figs! Have you ever had them in a fig/chocolate preserve? They are great!

Laurie said...

yummy!!!!! Figs always remind me of my early childhood...we ate them right off the tree. Good times, good times. :)

D said...

Thanks Virginia, I'm really enjoying the collage option.
I'll try no to overuse it!

Laurie, I had never eaten a fig right off the tree until this week. I've eaten preserves for years, but never a plain raw fig!

Chris, I haven't had a fig chocolate preserve, but it sounds great. Anything with chocolate in the title is alright with me!

Harry Makertia said...

Interesting. I think, we don't have this figs in Indonesia. Can you send one of those jars to Bandung? :)

Rambling Round said...

I'm just down the road a ways, and yes, I've had fig preserves made with strawberry jello! Delicious on homemade biscuits.