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       Title: Cactus Candy
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       3 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Water
       2 tb Orange juice
       1 tb Lemon juice
  
   From: Arizona Cookbook
   
   Select prickly pear cactus (or small barrel cactus if you own this
   type of cactus, since it’s illegal to remove it from the desert).
   Remove spines and outside layer with large knife. Cut pulp across in
   slices one-inch thick. Soak overnight in cold water. Remove from
   water, cut in one0inch cubes and cook in boiling water til tender.
   Drain. Cook slowly in the following syrup until nearly all the syrup
   is absorbed. Do not scorch!
   
   SYRUP for 2 QUARTS of CACTUS CUBES
   
   Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Then add cactus.
   Remover cactus from syrup, drain and roll in granulated or powdered
   sugar. For colored cactus candy, any vegetable food coloring may be
   added to the syrup.
  
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