Made our first fig and lime preserve from and on the farm. Recipe as follows:
1kg Brown sugar
Half a packet of baby green figs ( get them before the mousebirds do)
5 almost ripe limes, cut the skins and rind in thin lines, squeeze the juice of two of the limes into the pot.
A tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
A table spoon of nutmeg
1 litre of water.
Put on the stove at medium heat for about 2 hours.
Sterilise glass jars and bottle mixture with figs and lime. Check out last years fig blog post.