Monday, December 7, 2015

Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly

Today I had the great fortune to help a friend make Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly.  She did all the prep work.  Picking the prickly pears, burning the tiny pokey things, boiling the pears and making the juice.

The juice was a beautiful rich color.  We ended up making 3 batches with a total of 47 jars.  31 quarter pints, 10 half pints and 6 pints.

                                                    Here's Andi doing all the work.

                                             Me sitting down stirring the pot.
This is Pamela
My friend Andi lives on Mt. Echo ranch.  They have a very historic place.  The stage coach used to stop right there on the land they now own.  Andi said we can make Muscatine grape jelly and persimmon jelly from fruits grown right there on their land.  Isn't that neat?  We had a good day.

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