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How do you eat or cook these? *pics*

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by S*T*A*R, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family went on hike this afternoon and we picked these prickly pear fruits:
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    We want to know how to eat them because they look delicious!!!
    Anything helps!!! Thanks!!
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  2. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
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    do you know what they are? looks almost like a pomegranate
     
  3. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I think you can make jelly out of them. I've seen candies made with them.
     
  4. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are prickly pear cactus fruits.
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    You should make prickly pear jam. Here's a recipe by our own Tucson Tofu:

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  6. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
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    S*T*A*R :

    Quote:They are prickly pear cactus fruits.

    never heard of them, this will be interesting to learn more about them​
     
  7. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks we might try that! Do any of you know how to eat them..... plain?
     
  8. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
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    I grew up in Spain and we used to go pickly pear picking all the time. we had some good gloves to keep the thorns out of our fingers/hands. we would just run them under water and scrub off the pickers, but them in half and eat the insides. we never ate the skin, but if they are not too soft you can peel them, they are so yummy.

    3 of the things I miss the most about Spain is the figs, the dates, and the prickly pears we used to pick. yummmmm
     
  9. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yummy that sounds good. [​IMG] Thanks!!
     
  10. LALASD4

    LALASD4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have this in Mexico. We eat this once in a while, fruits from a catus. Just cut them open and eat the inside like an orange but there is a lot of seeds, I just eat the seeds but some people don't.
     
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