Clean the figs, remove the stems - chop into 1/2 inch pieces. Add to a heavy bottom pot.
Add the lemon, cinnamon, nugmeg and butter to the pot.
Measure 1/4 cup of the white sugar and mix it with the contents of the Sure-Jell. Sprinkle it into the fig mixture and set it on the burner.
Turn on high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
When it comes to a hard boil (one that you cannot stir down) add the remaining sugar - the white and brown sugar.
Return it to a hard boil and boil exactly one minute.
Remove from the heat. With hot pan holders on immediately stir in the vanilla. It may bubble and spit a bit! Continue to stir until it is completely incorporated, about a minute.
Ladle into clean, sterilized jars.
Using a paper towel clean the top of the jar off completely. Add the lid and screw top. Screw the lid on tightly.
Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal.Remove from the hot water bath and place on a heat-proof surface. You'll hear the jars pop and you'll know they are sealed