Prickly Pear

The allure of this exotic fruit is magical, yet dangerous! Its mystique comes from its naturally vibrant fuchsia color of its pulp. But beware - being from the cactus family, its skin pricks. Prickly Pears are the fruit that grow on top of the flat cactus pad; when peeled the pulp has a delicate melon-fig taste.

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Featured Recipe

Prickly Pear Demi–Glace

Servings: 7 
Serving size: 2 tbsp.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • 12 oz. The Perfect Purée Prickly Pear,  thawed
    • 2 oz. demi-glace

1. In a saucepot combine Prickly Pear puree and demi-glace. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture is reduced by half.
2. Transfer to a bain marie to hold for service.

Flavor Twists:
Create numerous unusual demi-glaces with other flavors of The Perfect Purée, such as Red Raspberry, Blackberry, Apricot, Mango, or Pink Guava.
Serving Suggestion:
This exotic glaze complements grilled or roasted game, beef, and pork entrees.
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