Cactus Fruit & Orange Sauce

Hey guys! As y’all know, I love to try new things.  Last week, I spotted some Cactus Fruit (aka Prickly Pears) and decided to have a go at cooking them. I’ve tried them before, raw in a salad, but never cooked. They have a taste like a sweet ripe kiwifruit.


This recipe takes advantage of the sweet tropical taste, pairing it with orange and ginger. It’s great with chicken, turkey or pork!

You will need:

  • 2 cactus fruit, peeled and diced
  • 1 orange, peeled and diced. Make sure you get as much of the white stuff of as you can! It’ll make the sauce taste weird otherwise.
  • 1/2 t ginger powder
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 2 T butter (or Ghee)

Step one:

Put everything in the pan on medium-high.  Toss as the butter melts. Turn down to low heat, break up the fruit with a wooden spoon or a masher.

Cover, and stir occasionally. Simmer for about 15 mins. After it’s done, let it sit for about 20 minutes to thicken.

Serve with meat. This recipe freezes well.




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