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I never had any intentions of taking on this project. For this reason, I am a huge advocate for Bountiful Baskets. Because of this CO-OP I now love figs, persimmons, indian squash and so many other fun fruits and veggies that we so often walk right past at the supermarket! The weekend before this jam project our baskets included prickly pears! And lots of them! I had never had a prickly pear before and they are so interesting. I love the sweet and subtle flavor and it just seemed like ...
Prickly Pear Jelly
Prickly Pear JellyPrep20 mCook38 mReady In1 d 58 mRecipe By:Jennifer Simons"This is my grandmother's recipe. It is good on anything grape jelly is good on! Handle prickly pears carefully, wearing gloves. Store jelly in a cool, dark area."Ingredients27 prickly pears (cactus fruit)1/4 cup lemon juice 1 (1.75 ounce) package fruit pectin (such as Sure-Jell(R))4 1/2 cups white sugarDirectionsSimmer 3 pint-size jars in a large pot of water until ready for use. Wash lids and rings i
Prickly pears are the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. These tasty, oval fruits sprout from the tops of prickly cactus leaves and range in color from yellow-green to deep red or purple. Prickly pears are not only a diet staple but also a medicinal treatment for swelling and rheumatism among many indigenous peoples of the southwestern United States...
Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine: Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System by Ran Knishinsky. The prickly pear cactus--a plant that has the distinction of being a vegetable, fruit, and flower all in one--is destined to be the next big herbal superstar, following in the footsteps of St. John’s wort and Echinacea, according to author Ran Knishinsky.
How to Know When a Prickly Pear Is Ripe
Not your ordinary fruit-producing plant, prickly pear cactus (Opuntia polyacantha) grows throughout the western half of the United States. It is noted for its sweet fruit that is typically ready for picking from early spring until fall, depending on the cultivar. Although you can harvest prickly pears before they are ...
Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita
This Recipe for Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita combines fresh prickly pear, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Perfect for a night of cocktails or drinks with friends #veganmexican #cocktails #pricklypear #tequila #margarita