Cactus Pears

Try this fruit and you will never look at a cactus the same way again.
This fruit is so juicy and so delectable. It reminds me of a Raspberry with so many seeds on the inside. The outside is covered with thorns, too, like a raspberry bush. You must use caution while cutting the fruit so that you don't get the invisible pokes that just irritate the skin.

Eh, it's still worth it to sink your teeth into this fruit. Just chew carefully. The secret to eating these is to mash it with your mouth, don't really bite down.

It's better than chocolate. Really.

Prickly pears

There is a way to cut this fruit without too much ado.

First cut and second cut take off the top and bottom.
*avoid touching the pokey spots* Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Make a cut down the peel, top to bottom and use both hands to peel back the skin.

Look at this color! No kidding, this cactus pear shouts "I'm going to jump on your clothes and stain you."

Cut in half.

Our fruit plate. See the seeds? There are many. These are the seeds this mama warned you about. Whatever you do, eat this in the kitchen. Preferably over the sink.

Now for the finale. Squeeze limes over all the fruit and then add salt.

See my pink stained fingers? I opened four of these cactus pears.

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