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Cactus Candy

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. 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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