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    Cactus Candy

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    From Allrecipes, a taste of the desert!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Select prickly pear cactus. Remove spines and outside layer(skin) with large knife(this can be bought already spined in stores).I found this at Walmart!. Cut pulp across in slices one-inch thick.
    2. 2
      Soak overnight in cold water. Remove from water, cut in 1" cubes and cook in boiling water til tender. Drain.
    3. 3
      Heat the sugar and water until sugar is dissolved. Then add cactus. Cook slowly in the syrup until nearly all the syrup is absorbed. Do not scorch! Remove cactus from syrup, drain and roll in granulated or powdered sugar. For colored cactus candy, any vegetable food coloring may be added to the syrup.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 15, 2006

      45

      I had to try this. I made only a small amount and it was interesting. Not something I would make regularly but I am glad I tried it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cactus Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (144 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 389.2
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    31%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.8 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 100.5 g
    33%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 100.3 g
    401%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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    prickly pear cactus

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