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Cactus Pear Sorbet

Found in kitchens the world over, Fico d’India, Indian figs, are the magically colored fruit of the Opuntia cactus. This base mixture also makes a delicious drink, mixed with vodka or rum.

1 pound ripe cactus pears, peeled
1 cup spring water
1/2 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Strain and chill thoroughly.

Transfer to a chilled ice-cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.
Serves 4

Picture by Joyce Dudkerk-Pool


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