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       Title: Southwest Cactus Candy
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       3 c  Sugar
       2 tb Orange juice
       1 c  Water
       1 tb Lemon juice
            Syrup
  
   Select prickly pear cactus (or small barrel cactus if you own one
   since it is illegal to remove it from the desert,) and remove spines
   and outside layer with large knife.  Cut pulp across in slices 1 inch
   thick.  Soak overnight in cold water; cut in 1 inch cubes and cook in
   boiling water until tender. Drain. Cook slowly in the following syrup
   until nearly all the syrup is absorbed. Do not scorch.
   
   Heat all ingredients until sugar is dissolved.  Add cactus.  Remove
   cactus from syrup, drain and roll in granulated or powdered sugar.
   For colored cactus candy, any vegetable coloring may be added to
   syrup.
   
   From: Recipes and Remembrances Shared By: Pat Stockett
  
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