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Saturday, August 29, 2009

MAKING PRICKLEY PEAR PRESERVES


Mathieu showed me his bucket full of dark fuschia prickley pear fruit today. He and Reagan were getting ready to make preserves from most of it.

Reagan peeled and cut up the fruit into a bowl.


Then they added other ingredients and cooked it on the stove...


and poured it into jars, before sealing them in boiling water.

All finished! But it has to wait 30 hours, I think they said, before they can taste it.

3 Comments:

At 8/29/2009 11:54 PM, Blogger Keith Petrus said...

That's really cool. Can't imagine what the resulting product would taste like.

 
At 8/30/2009 12:31 AM, Blogger Wanda said...

Yeah, he made it once long ago, and I think it didn't have such a particular taste, just sweet with kind of a fresh-like taste. At least that's the best I can remember it.
Reagan and I both read an article in the current issue of the SPEC magazine about mesquite trees. It mentioned quite a bit about the beans, and talked about mesquite bean meal. It didn't say how to make it, but it gave several online sources for it, and a recipe for cornbread using it. That sounds really interesting.

 
At 9/03/2009 11:27 AM, Blogger Mrs. G said...

That looks awesome... when can I get some?

 

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