• Perfect with morning toast, cheese platters or dolloped on scones

    Prickly pear and grape preserve

    Serves: 500ml
    Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 mins


    • 250ml (1 cup) red grape juice
    • 7 prickly pears, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 250ml (1 cup) seedless grapes
    • 190ml (¾ cup) sugar
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice



    Bring the grape juice to the boil and add the prickly pears and grapes. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Mash lightly to form a chunky purée.


    Add the sugar and lemon juice, and return to the heat. Simmer until thick and sticky, about 20 minutes.


    Pour into a sterilised jar, seal and allow to cool before refrigerating to set.