sweet, earthy flavor

Prickly Pear Syrup

Add some desert flavor to your drinks and desserts with Prickly Pear Simple Syrup. Made from real cactus pears, this bold-colored syrup is simple to make and easy to mix with.

let’s get started!

what you'll need

gloves or tongs strainer container with a lid

Prep Time: 10 Min

4 prickly pears 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup lime juice

makes: 2 cups


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Halve prickly pears.


Use caution with the thorns — use gloves or tongs to handle. Scoop out the fruit and seeds.

Simmer ingredients.


Place water and pulp into saucepan and simmer 30 minutes.

Strain out pulp.


Use a fine mesh strainer to remove pulp and seeds. Wipe out saucepan.

Add sugar.


Return liquid to saucepan and add sugar. Stir until dissolved, don't boil.

Chill out.


Let the mixture cool completely. Stir in lime juice.

Enjoy your syrup!


Use your syrup immediately to bring desert flavor to your drinks or store in an airtight container.