Different recipes call for different kinds of pectin. (What is pectin, anyway? Find out here.) So what if you're all set and ready to make a pot of jam, and your recipe calls for liquid pectin, but you only have dry? Can you substitute them?
Prickly pear cactus jam is one of the coolest jams I've ever tried. It's perfect with pancakes, crepes, toasts or English muffins. This recipe is ridiculously simple and it only takes 15 minutes! Jam can be stored in the fridge for over a month.
No need to be put off this highly nutritious berry because of the thorny branches and sour flavour. Here is a simple recipe for a gourmet jelly which has so many uses, and some tips on how to pick them without the suffering.