1/2 cup water (if desired)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 package pectin
Steps to making delicious old fashioned fig preserves just like grandma:
2. To cook, remove from refrigerator & allow figs to come to room temperature. Place sugared figs over medium high heat; add water & stir gently. When figs come to a boil, reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for about an hour or until liquid begins to thicken slightly. Add lemon juice & pectin. Continue to cook until liquid is reduced & will sheet off of a metal spoon.
3. Turn heat off & quickly spoon figs into prepared jars. Add lid & ring. Screw ring on tightly; sit filled jars in cool place free of drafts. The jars will have sealed when you hear the characteristic "pop".