Fig preserves ala Strawberry or Raspberry Jell-O

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Bayou Woman


  • 3 cups of mashed Figs
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 large box of Jell-O any flavor


  • Wash whole figs in sink full of water. Cut off the stems and the bad spots.
  • Mash the figs with the potato masher and add sugar and Jell-O.
  • Stir and cook on medium/high heat until boiling. The mixture will turn deep red. This takes about 20-25 minutes. It is done when a drop of the liquid hangs off the edge of the spoon.
  • Using a funnel, ladle into hot sterile canning jars, top with hot sterile lids, and seal with rings. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.


This recipe is great with Strawberry, Raspberry, even Peach Jell-O.