|Prickly pear fruit|
In the Southern Californian winter, prickly pear cactus fruit become ripe. On a recent hike, we decided to harvest about 2 pounds of fruit. Picking this stuff is tricky, especially with kids. We used a couple of sticks but there must be some better implement.
|Skinned prickly pear fruit|
|Prickly pear syrup simmering|
If you are able to refrain from eating the whole batch at once, you can pour the syrup into ice cube trays and freeze it for future use.
I cannot attest to the freezing method...