Saturday, December 31, 2005

Prickly Pears

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Pick prickly pears with leather gloves on your hands. Take off spines. Rinse the fruit and place in kettle, adding enough water to cover. Boil until quite tender, squeeze through jelly bag or jelly press. To every 2 1/2 cups of juice add 1 (1 3/4 oz.) package powdered pectin and boil for a couple minutes. Then add 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 1/2 cups sugar. Stir often and boil hard for 5 minutes. Pour in jelly glass and seal with paraffin.


  1. I am so glad you posted this recipe. Not only to we have feilds abundant but you can buy them in our food stores and I had no idea what to do with them. So thank you dear friend

  2. Prickly pear jelly is delicious! Be sure to use the 'fruits' of the plant, not the paddles.


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