Strawberry Fig Preserves Recipe -
Strawberry Fig Preserves Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 2 hrs

Strawberry Fig Preserves

Recipe by  

"Everyone thinks these are strawberry preserves. No one has a clue they are made with figs! You can even use different flavors of gelatin like peach or raspberry. Since this recipe makes so little, you could skip the hot water bath and refrigerate the jars of preserves."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 5 half pints Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Mix figs and sugar together in a large saucepan, place over medium heat, and cook, stirring often, until sugar has dissolved. Mix in strawberry gelatin; bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 7 minutes. Mash preserves with a potato masher if desired.
  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the fig preserves into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 31, 2012

Excellent recipe. I used 12 cups of figs, quartered and 6 cups of white sugar. I have also used orange jello. I simmered for thirty minutes before adding the jello and then proceeded as per recipe. Delicious preserves

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 22, 2014

This recipe didn't work for me.


12 Ratings

Jul 17, 2013

This was so easy and so yummy!! I only had raspberry jello on hand and it turned out fantastic. This recipe made four small jars for me which was just right for our family. Next time I am going to try black cherry jello and I bet it will be just as tasty.

Jul 15, 2013

This recipe is great! They taste just like the ones my grandmother made back in the 60's. My granddaughter, who is a strawberry lover, had never tasted figs and she loved them, too.

Oct 06, 2012

This was an easy, wonderful recipe. I used peach jello the first time and it was very tasty. I didn't bother with any boiling of the jars....I just put the preserves in "tupperware" and gave out to my family members and kept the rest in the fridge. My husband loved it! I made again with strawberry jello and we liked it just as much! I did use splenda instead of I used a little less because of the extra sweetness of splenda. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sep 04, 2013

Followed Paula's instructions to a T in the cooking process. And it didn't disappoint not one ounce! I didn't want to do a water bath after I tasted the hot batch and knew instantly, it was going to be a hit with my kids. I can say, I never would have thought to use flavored gelation in preserves and being this was only 3 ingredients in a flash to perfection! What made this totally ridiculously sinful was baking off some puff pastry cut into squares, opening up the cavity slathering a dollop of Cool Whip's frosting (something I have never used before until this), warm preserves and topped with the 2nd half of the pastry square and eating like it is...OMGosh! talk about heaven. This unusual recipe for me was quite easy, tasty and affordable! My whole family loved it! Thanks again. It will be something I do with other flavors of gelatin!

Jul 28, 2014

I just made this and my husband loves it. I am only giving the recipe 4 stars because it is too sweet. Does anyone know if I could reduce the amount of sugar by 1 cup? I love the fact that it is so easy to make! I never made homemade preserves before. Next time I will cut up the figs into small pieces and then mash them a bit with a fork before cooking rather than trying to mash them later when the mixture is so hot. -Debbie

Jul 15, 2014

Just made this and WOW, I have never canned before , this was sooo easy and everyone loved them, the girls at work want more!!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

How to Make Fig Preserves

See how to turn fresh figs into sweet fruit preserves.

How to Make Strawberry Freezer Jam

See how to make super-simple strawberry freezer jam from scratch.

How to Make Strawberry Jam

This recipe for fresh jam couldn't be easier—just three basic ingredients!

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States