Preparation Time: 15 minutes 2 medium cactus pears (prickly pears) 1/2 cup See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less: Fruits & Vegetables. From easy Prickly Pear recipes to masterful Prickly Pear preparation techniques, pick the tunas (prickly pears) off the cactus, peel, and eat the sweet fruit. Christine Dionese, health specialist and author of The Best Craft. Step-by-step instructions for harvesting prickly pear fruit, removing the prickles and seeds, and making . Easy step by step meal planning that will save you time and money. I can . Will have to adjust to a Paleo recipe, but good inspiration.