Southwest Prickly Pear Cowboy Candy

Southwest Prickly Pear Cowboy Candy(pickled sweet jalapenos)
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 2 lb fresh jalapenos
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup prickly pear juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seed (optional)


  • To prepare the jalapenos you can deseed them or just slice the jalapenos. Mix cider vinegar, prickly pear juice, sugar, and mustard seed to boil. Reduce for 5 minutes to a simmer.
  • Add jalapenos at the simmer for 5 minutes more. Load sterilized jars with jalapenos first and add liquid filling the jars leaving a 1/4 headspace. Process in a water bath for 15 minutes.
  • Makes 4 pints.
  • This is the Hawaiian Cowboy Candy with the prickly pear juice. Use the recipe above and add 2 cups of pineapple. Add equal amounts of the pineapple to each of the jars then add your jalapenos and then your prickly pear juice brine.
Keyword pickled sweet jalapenos