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Jul 15, 2013 11:56 AM

Prickly Pear Puree

Looking for a source for prickly pear puree locally. I've tried Whole Foods, Lunds, Trader Joe's, MGM, and Haskell's. Any other ideas?

Prickly Pear -- or Cactus Pear -- is an ingredient in Southwest cuisine. I'm looking to use it to make margaritas. I understand it also makes a killer lemonade.

I know I can find it online but the cost of shipping frozen items would make it a very expensive margarita.

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  1. Have you tried El Burrito Mercado? I can't say I've seen it there, but I haven't been looking for it, and they have a pretty big selection.

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    1. re: gildeddawn

      I haven't been to El Burrito Mercado yet, but they and perhaps Dragon Star were next on my list. I also struck out with The Wedge and Seward co-ops. Might also try the Rainbow on University as they carry a pretty diverse selection of produce.

      Also thinking about calling Bar Abilene and Crave. They have prickly pear margaritas on their drink menus.

      Thanks for the response.

    2. Crave serves a prickly pear margarita (Sauza Gold, fresh lime, prickly pear puree). You could ask them where they get the stuff.

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