10 c. fresh figs
5 c. sugar
1 t. lemon juice
1 t. cinnamon
From there, if you know how to make jam you're home free, and if you don't know how to make jam I'll just refer you to the nearest cookbook.
- Fig-and-strawberry: per 2 c. figs, add 1 envelope strawberry jello mix. (No, I'm not a purist when it comes to making jam. Whatever works. Including jello mix.)
- Orange-and-fig: if only it was as simple as the fig-and-strawberry. It starts out the same: per 2 c. figs, add 1 envelope orange jello mix. But then it has a nasty tendency to taste like orange soda. So also per 2 c. figs, add in 1 t. finely grated orange peel, which gets rid of the orange-soda taste. When you're done, the orange flavor takes the lead over the fig flavor but it's good.
Back to posting the usual kind of stuff later this week.