Sauce & Pickle Recipes > Rhubarb and Fig Preserve

How to make rhubarb and fig preserve:
Beware of this jam. Its two main ingredients are likely to have a rather laxative effect. It was probably made as more of a home medicine than just a jam.





Ingredients

3lb rhubarb cut into small pieces
1lb dried figs finely chopped
3 1/2 lb preserving sugar
1 lemon cut into thin slices, pips removed and reserved
(see measure conversions for more information)

Method

- Place the lemon pips in a cup and cover them with cold water.
- Place the lemon slices in a basin and cover with cold water.
- Put the rhubarb into a preserving pan.
- Add the sugar.
- Leave over night.
- Add the figs to the rhubarb.
- Add the lemon and the water it was soaked in.
- Add the water the pips were soaked in. discard the pips.
- Stir the ingredients over gentle heat until boiling.
- Boil until a set is achieved.
- Allow to cool and put in jars as for jam.