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Cactus candy recipe

Postby nullzero » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:45 pm

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I found this interesting Nopales cactus candy recipe. I have not tried it myself, however it looks tasty.

Cactus Candy
Categories: Candies
Yield: 6 servings

3 c Granulated sugar
1 c Water
2 tb Orange juice
1 tb Lemon juice

Select prickly pear cactus (or small barrel cactus if you own this
type of cactus, since it's illegal to remove it from the desert).
Remove spines and outside layer with large knife. Cut pulp across in
slices one-inch thick. Soak overnight in cold water. Remove from
water, cut in one0inch cubes and cook in boiling water til tender.
Drain. Cook slowly in the following syrup until nearly all the syrup
is absorbed. Do not scorch!
SYRUP for 2 QUARTS of CACTUS CUBES
Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Then add cactus.
Remover 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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