Few plants have as many uses as the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica). In our climate it grows like a weed, with no supplemental irrigation, and produces a voluminous amount of edible pads and fruit. My fave prickly pear jelly recipe
Spiced Prickly Pear Jam captures the sweetness of summer combined with the spice of autumn. The deep magenta color and velvety texture this simple recipe provides is sure to have you adding it to your yearly preserving repertoire.