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Diane’s Simple Home-Made Sugar Free Fig Preserve Recipe

I’m so thankful that figs are so plentiful in North Carolina this time of year. Among my family members, I never run out. Today, I had a bit too much so I decided to make a small batch of fig preserve.

One thing about my cooking is that I prefer to use as much of the whole ingredient of whatever I’m working with as possible. This is for both improved nutrition and environmental sustainability.

In my fig preserve, I use the whole fig to get the added fiber. Plus, the skin adds to the thickening of the preserve. I also don’t use sugar because figs are plenty sweet on their own. As a matter of fact, I often use this preserve as a sweetener in other recipes. It’s particularly great in smoothies.

Figs are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, offering many health benefits.

Lots of baby figs growing beautifully!
Beautiful fig bounty!

Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: servings 5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh figs (removed and dice)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Wash and dice the figs.
  • Boil in water and lemon juice over medium head.
  • Turn stove to low heat and stir frequently, mashing figs.
  • When cooled store in fridge.
Yummy with fried bread.

See how easy that was. Yummy preserve with no artificial ingredients, unnecessary sugar, preservatives, or artificial additives. Enjoy, I hope you like it!

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