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
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.