If you're from the southwest, then chances are high that you know what a treat this fruit is. If you don't know what prickly pears are, you're in for a bigger treat!!
The prickly pear (aka cactus fruit) is the fruit that grows atop the prickly pear cactus that grows extensively in the southwestern portion of the US and all of Mexico. Available in both a green and red variety, these can best be described as a combination of flavors including aloe and berries.
Our delicious prickly pear jam is a smooth spread that captures the intense exotic flavor of the fruit with a spectacular red color that just looks great on just about everything. We start with fresh picked prickly pears that were hand selected. Our recipe uses only fresh prickly pears, fresh squeezed lemon juice, a bit of citrus pectin to aid in gelling and pure cane sugar in this delightful combination that brings a unique flavor to just about anything.