Prickly Pear Puree - a Prickly Pear Fruit Substitute

At The Ranch, Culinary

Are you on the hunt for Prickly Pear Fruit but do not have access or live close to the desert. No problem. We have just the solution for you. You can purchase a Prickly Pear Puree syrup. Even though this isn’t as fun as harvesting your own fruit and processing it from scratch, with the Prickly Pear Puree you can still have a delicious, desert-fruit experience far away from the desert itself.

We know how much of treat it is to enjoy our famous Prickly Pear Margaritas and have the desire to replicate the pink savory when you get home. You can use Prickly Pear Puree in place of Prickly Pear Fruit in just about any recipe. If you are looking for an easy way to mix in the Prickly Pear with zero hassle, Prickly Pear Puree is the answer.

Tanque Verde Ranch does its best to harvest Prickly Pears and process the fruit into a syrup that they can use for the year. But we can’t make enough for our sister destination, Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minnesota. And since they have a cantina on their beach named after us, what better way to incorporate our traditions with theirs. So they use the Puree that they purchase through their vendors to help bring the flavors of Tucson to the lake country of Minnesota.

Grand View Lodge has named this location the Tanque Verde Cantina and sits on the beautiful Gull Lake! How cool is that?! Tanque Verde Cantina is open all summer long. The best part? They serve Prickly Pear Margaritas, Cactus Coolers, and other speciality items inspired by the Ranch. Check out the Tanque Verde Cantina on the beach here.

Because the Prickly Pear flavor is a marked tradition by Tanque Verde Ranch history, the Cote Family Company welcomes the tradition to grow. It is, in fact, delicious, fun, and pretty–why not make it your tradition as well? If you choose to order the puree online, you will have to buy a case of it which contains 6- 30oz containers. With that much puree you are going to need some of our recipes. See all of our free Prickly Pear Recipes from the Tanque Verde Ranch to make your tasty dessert treats at home.

Pink Prickly Pear Pancakes and Pink Syrup

Throughout the last three years, our  Annual Prickly Pear Harvest has seen some buzz! From the harvesting crews to the preparing, and the cooking classes – it is all so deliciously fun! Come by the Dog House Saloon when traveling through, or sign up for our Annual Prickly Pear Harvest Package. Keep the tradition alive and embrace the beautiful Prickly Pear Fruit.