Take 6 lb. nice firm ripe figs, 4 lb. sugar, 3 cupfuls boiling water, and 1 teaspoonful ground ginger. Boil the sugar and water briskly for half an hour, wipe figs well, and pop in with the syrup and boil well for two hours, giving a stir now and again; lastly add the ginger and boil for another 1 ½ hours, when figs should be well cooked through. Take off the stove and bottle while hot, then allow to cool before topping the jars. This delicate conserve should keep for years.
Take 6 lb. nice firm ripe figs