PRICKLY PEAR FREEZER JELLY
 
 
This delicious jelly is the perfect taste of how sweet the desert can be.
APRIL DAVIS:
INGREDIENTS
  • 3½ cups prickly pear juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package sure-jell low sugar pectin
  • 3 cups sugar
METHOD
  1. TO MAKE JUICE:
  2. WASH prickly pears and remove prickles. Cut off ends of fruit, cut in half and scoop flesh into saucepan. Add enough water to cover fruit. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. STRAIN juice through a jelly bag or cheesecloth.
  4. TO MAKE JELLY:
  5. RINSE clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
  6. WHISK sugar and pectin in small saucepan. Add water and bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and add fruit to mixture.
  7. FILL all containers immediately to within ½ inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jelly is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
Recipe by A DAY IN APRIL at http://adayinapril.com/2014/09/how-to-make-prickly-pear-freezer-jelly.html