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Fig & Brandy Jam
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup brandy
In a large, nonreactive saucepan, toss the fig pieces with the sugar, lemon juice, and brandy and let sit for an hour to overnight.
Simmer the whole lot of it over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft an the liquid thick, about 30-40 minutes.
Spoon the jam into sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch of space at the top. Process as usual.