Prickly pear and grape preserve

May 9, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

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.

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