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Meal Type: Dessert
Total Time:
Cook Method: Stove
     Serving Size: 6 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2mg
Total Carbohydrate 101g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 100g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  6%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Cactus Candy

Recipe Tags: Candy Recipes

Date Added: June 11, 2009


3 Cups Sugar for sprinkling
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice fresh, not bottled
1 Cup Water to cover
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice frozen concent
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1. 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).

2. Remove spines and outside layer with large knife.

3. Cut pulp across in slices one-inch thick. Soak overnight in cold water.

4. Remove from water, cut in one0inch cubes and cook in boiling water til tender.

5. Drain. Cook slowly in the following syrup until nearly all the syrup is absorbed.

6. Do not scorch! SYRUP for 2 QUARTS of CACTUS CUBES Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved.

7. Then add cactus. Remover cactus from syrup, drain and roll in granulated or powdered sugar.

8. For colored cactus candy, any vegetable food coloring may be added to the syrup.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 2mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving and low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Lemon, Sulfites, Natural Sweeteners, Fructose Malabsorption, Oranges allergies.
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