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Prickly Pear Jelly

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  Prickly pear 3 Pound
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Strained lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 7 1⁄2 Cup (120 tbs)
  Fruit pectin 3 Ounce (1/2 A Bottle Of 6 Ounce)

Wash pears and very carefully rub off the spines with a thick cloth.
Cut pears into halves and put in kettle.
Add water and cook until fruit is soft and almost pulpy.
Put in jelly cloth or bag and squeeze out juice.
Measure 4 cups into a very large saucepan.
Stir in lemon juice and sugar.
Put over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
At once stir in pectin.
Then bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon, and pour quickly into hot sterilized jars; seal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6315 Calories from Fat 13

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.3%

Saturated Fat 0.26 g1.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 456.6 mg19%

Total Carbohydrates 1628 g542.5%

Dietary Fiber 37.5 g149.9%

Sugars 1515.8 g

Protein 18 g36.4%

Vitamin A 124.4% Vitamin C 210.9%

Calcium 225.3% Iron 58.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Prickly Pear Jelly Recipe