My parent's property is studded with Prickly Pear and they are currently covered in fruit. The fruits are called Tuna or Tunita in Spanish and are often sold in Latin Grocery stores. I had never tried one before. Mom got the idea to make a syrup from the fruit and use it in Margaritas. It was a lot of work for a little bit of syrup but the end result was beautiful and delicious!
I can't find the directions that we used but here is one way to make the syrup. The Margarita was like nothing I've ever tasted before, we really couldn't compare the flavor to anything. There are thousands more Tunitas waiting to be made into syrup on my parent's property!