Thursday, January 21, 2010
Exotic Fruit Sighting
My grandparents and aunts were eating the strangest fruit I'd ever seen and they called it "figurina". Well it is actually a prickly pear. My grandpa said it used to have spikes on it, but now they must cut it off before selling. But it is interesting looking and very vividly colored on the inside.
I was not brave enough to try it but my husband described it as hard-seeded watermelon like fruit. He said it was like a hybrid between a watermelon and raspberry. I was wondering if anyone else was familar with them? My family seems to love them, but they are hard to find. If anyone has recipes or ways to serve them, please share!