Cactus Pear Fuchsia Lemonade Recipe

Cactus Pear Fuchsia Lemonade Recipe
Staff Writer

You just know by the color that no other lemonade has ever quenched your thirst quite like this one, from Andy Boy.

Ingredients

2 Andy Boy cactus pears

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup water

Ice

Directions

Cut the ends from the cactus pears and slit through the peels lengthwise. Pull back the peel and scoop out the fruit.

Put the prickly pear pulp, lemon juice, sugar and water in a blender and blend until smooth.

Strain through a colander over a bowl.

Pour the lemonade into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint and lemon slices.

Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.