Prickly Pear Jam

Prickly Pear Jam

Prickly Pear Jam
In order to remove the invisible spines from the prickly pears before using them to make this jam, use gloves.

Inspect 1 quart jar and 1 pint jar for cracks and rings for rust discarding any that are defective.

Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready.

Wash new unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

Wear protective gloves to rub and rinse the prickly pears under running water to make sure all spines are removed.

Cut each pear in half and scoop pulp and seeds into the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse for 30 to 40 seconds.

Transfer mixture to a strainer lined with cheesecloth set over a bowl.

Gather cheesecloth into a pouch and squeeze out juice.

Remove any remaining pulp from the seeds and add to the bowl with the juice.