How To Make Fig Jam

Fig Jam

5 cups figs, trimmed of stems

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup lemon juice

1.75 ounce box powdered pectin (like Sure-Jell)

7 cups sugar

2 T. brandy, optional

Cut up the figs into quarters. Place in a large pot with the water, lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a boil and boil for a couple of minutes. Add the sugar all at once and stir. Bring to a boil. Boil for a minute or two, skimming off the scum. Add the brandy if desired. Pour into prepared jars and process in a water bath for 10 minutes. Let cool for 1/2 hour, then turn the jars upside down to help distribute the pieces of fig evenly throughout the jar.