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Prickly Pear Syrup

Sandi Gaertner
A simple prickly pear syrup that can be used for cocktails, or on desserts.
4.78 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Chef Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups prickly pear
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Take your de-thorned prickly pears and cut them in half.
  • Scoop out the middle fruit and add to a pot with the water and sugar.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. When the mixture thickens, remove from the heat and allow to cool. 
  • Take a soup ladle and add one scoop of the mixture to a strainer. (Make sure the strainer is over a bowl.)
  • Use a spoon to press the prickly pear mixture into the strainer to get all of the liquid out. Empty the strainer of the seeds and thick pulp and repeat until you do this with all of the prickly pear mixture.
  • Chill for one hour.


Serving: 1gCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 15gSodium: 5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12g
Keyword prickly pear, prickly pear syrup
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