10 pounds figs
1/4 cup baking soda
5 pounds granulated sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Lemon slices (optional)
1 quart water
Wash figs in warm water with baking soda.
Rinse well. Cut off stems.
Combine sugar, lemon juice and water in
large, heavy pot and bring to a boil. Carefully drop figs into
boiling syrup. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally,
until figs are clear looking and syrup is thick, about 2 to 3
Add lemon slices 1/2 hour before figs
Immediately pour into hot, sterilized
jars, leaving 1/3-inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 15 minutes
in boiling water bath.