Prickly pear jam

Prickly pears are falling off the cactus these days. Harvest the fruit and make it into jam to save for a rainy day when hot summer days seem far away. 

Prickly pear jam 


  • 2 cups prickly pears, peeled
  • 2 cup apples, cored and peeled
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 3 cups sugar


1.Place the prickly pears and the apples into a saucepan and simmer until tender.

2.Add the lemon juice and mix well.

3.Add the sugar and allow to simmer until the jam has thickened.

4.Store in sterilized jars that have been boiled in water for 10 minutes.

5.Allow to cool undisturbed for 12 hours.

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