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Prickly Pear Syrup

This delicious spread is made with low-water prickly pear cactus, making it a palate-pleasing, earth-friendly treat.

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Ingredients

  • 12 prickly pears
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Wash and cut each prickly pear into quarters, leaving skins on. Place fruit in food processor, and process until pulpy and thoroughly blended. Press liquid through fine sieve, and discard solids.
  2. Place prickly pear juice, honey, and lemon juice in saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes, or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, and cool.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 50
  • Carbohydrate Content 12 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g