• Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 12-24
  • Preparation Time: 30


That's right~Cactus!


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Select a prickly pear cactus and remove spines and outside layer with large knife.
  • Cut pulp across in slices 1 inch thick.
  • Soak overnight in cold water; cut in 1 inch cubes and cook in boiling water until tender.
  • Drain. Cook slowly in the following syrup until nearly all the syrup is absorbed.
  • Do not scorch.
  • Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add cactus.
  • Remove cactus from syrup, drain and roll in granulated or powdered sugar.
  • For colored cactus candy, any vegetable coloring may be added to syrup.

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