Preserving Figs

l.  Dry Pack:

Pack washed and well drained figs into plastic freezer bags, filling all the space.

Seal, label and freeze.

2.  Sugar Pack:

Leave washed figs whole or cut in half.  Toss one cup of sugar with five (5) cups of sliced or cut-up figs in a freezer bag.  Seal , label and freeze.

3.  Syrup Pack:

Mix one cup granulated sugar and two cups water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, cool to room temperature and add scant one-half teaspoon ascorbic acid mixture (such as Fruit Fresh) or one-quarter cup lemon juice.  Pack washed figs in freezer containers and pour syrup to cover.

13 Sept 04