Prickly Pear Purée Recipe

Prickly Pear Purée Recipe
Staff Writer

Christine Dionese, health specialist and author of The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, has long been suggesting prickly pear for its blood sugar lowering effects. Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria have found in a small study that prickly pear decreased blood glucose by 11 percent.

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  • 1 prickly pear


If tiny hairs have not been removed, place pear in a strainer and rinse and shake under warm water for 1-2 minutes. Follow with a rinse of cold water. Allow pear to drain. Peel, rinse, and drain again. Muddle pear for several minutes until a slightly liquid purée remains.

Prickly 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.

Prickly 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.