Microwave Cactus Jelly
|Title:||Microwave Cactus Jelly|
Makes 6 cups of jelly.
2 1/2 cups prickly pear cactus fruit juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 box powdered pectin
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
In a 2- or 3-quart glass measure or casserole, combine cactus juice and pectin. Stir until pectin is dissolved. Cook on high, uncovered, for 7 to 14 minutes or until boiling, stirring every 3 minutes. Boil for 1 minute.
Add lemon juice. Gradually stir in sugar until blended. Cook on high for 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture returns to a boil. Stir every 2 minutes to prevent a boil-over. Boil for 2 minutes. Skim foam from top. Pour into hot sterilized 1/2 pint jars. Cover with hot sterilized lids and screw bands. Inver jar and quickly return to upright position. If you pick your own fruit and make the juice, the cost can be approximately $2!!