Candied Cactus

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups cactus pieces, cleaned of spines and cubed
  • 3
    cups sugar
  • 12
    cup water
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 2
    tablespoons orange juice (fresh is best)
  • food coloring (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Clean off any spines and glochids (the little hairy spines) from your cactus paddles; peel green skin and cube into 1 x 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Soak overnight in cold water.
  • Drain very well.
  • Make a syrup of sugar, water and fruit juices; add cactus and cook until syrup is nearly all absorbed, taking caution not to scorch.
  • May be tinted with food coloring if desired.
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