Figs

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Measure Ingredient
1,001 - 3,000 ft: 50 min.
3,001 - 6,000 ft: 55 min.
Above 6,000 ft: 60 min.
1,001 - 3,000 ft: 55 min.
3,001 - 6,000 ft: 60 min.
Above 6,000 ft: 65 min.

Quantity: An average of 16 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 11 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints-an average of 2-½ pounds yields 1 quart.

Quality: Select firm, ripe, uncracked figs. The mature color depends on the variety. Avoid overripe figs with very soft flesh.

Procedure: Wash figs thoroughly in clean water Drain. Do not peel or remove stems. Cover figs with water and boil 2 minutes. Drain. Gently boil figs in light syrup for 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice per quart or 1 tablespoon per pint to the jars; or add ½ teaspoon citric acid per quart or ¼ teaspoon per pint to the jars. Fill jars with hot figs and cooking syrup, leaving ½-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Figs in a boiling-water canner.

Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints. Process Time at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 45 min.

Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Quarts. Process Time at Altitudes of 0 ~ 1,000 ft: 50 min.

======================================================= ===== * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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