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Watermelon Pickles

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Category: Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 4 qt Prepared watermelon rind
  • 2 tb Salt
  • 4 c White vinegar
  • 8 c Sugar
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks; broken
  • 1 tb Whole cloves
  • 1 1" piece gingerroot (opt.)


To prepare watermelon rind, cut rind into 2- x 1-inch pieces. Trim green
skin and pink flesh from rind. Place prepared rind in large kettle and add
salt and enough boiling water to cover. Simmer until tender. Drain and
chill rind in very cold water at least 1 hour or overnight in refrigerator.
Combine vinegar, sugar and mixture of cinnamon, cloves and gingerroot tied
in cheesecloth. Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes. Drain watermelon rind and
add to syrup. Simmer until rind becomes translucent, about 10 minutes.
Remove and discard spices. Pack rind and syrup into hot sterilized quart
jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Adjust lids and process in boiling water
bath 20 minutes.

Makes 4 quarts

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