Greenfig thanks for adding your post to this thread as it allow me to see that I hadn't posted my method as I said I would. I will get with the wife tomorrow to make sure I don't skip anything and the I'll write it up.
javajunkie, I found this method on the net. It looks good to me.
From The Preservation Kitchen:
8 cups figs – washed, stems removed, halved or quartered
1 2/3 cups brandy
1 1/3 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water
Prepare jars according to manufacturer’s directions
Prepare waterbath pot
In a large pot combine brandy, sugar and water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sugar disolves
Divide figs between jars
Add brandy solution to jars, to 1/2″ headspace
Wipe rims, put on lids, add bands and tighten until snug
Process in hotwater bath 15 minutes starting the timer when the water returns to a boil
Turn off heat and let jars rest in pot a few minutes
Remove from water bath and allow to cool completely before storing.