Watermelon Pickles Recipe

Summary

MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Watermelon rind7 Pound (Prepared, 30 Pound Melon Depending On Rind Thickness)
 Salt1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar6 1⁄2 Cup (104 tbs)
 Vinegar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Whole cloves1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon stick1
 Cassia buds2 Teaspoon
 Lemon1 , sliced paper thin

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 12221 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.35 g0.53%

Saturated Fat 0.06 g0.32%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 8709.7 mg362.9%

Total Carbohydrates 3031 g1010.3%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.6%

Sugars 2508.9 g

Protein 2 g3.3%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 78.1%

Calcium 20.7% Iron 10.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Prepare rind by cutting into inch strips.
Slice away pink flesh, peel off the green rind, then cut strips neatly into diamonds, squares or triangles.
Add salt to water, stir to dissolve, pour over the rind that is in an enamelware bowl.
Brine should barely cover melon.
Cover bowl and let stand overnight.
Next morning rinse in several cold waters.
Drain and turn into an aluminum or enamelware preserving kettle.
Barely cover melon with cold water, cover and heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer until rind is tender when pricked with a fork (from 40 to 60 minutes), the time depending on thickness of rind.
Turn again into colander to drain.
Make syrup by heating 5 1/2 cups of sugar, vinegar and 1 cup water to boiling in same kettle.
Add drained hot rind, heat to boiling, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered about one hour or until melon begins to take on transparent appearance.
Add spices last ten minutes of cooking.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand overnight.
Drain off syrup, add lemon slices and remaining sugar.
Reheat to boiling, and again pour over melon.
Cover, let stand again overnight.
Drain off syrup, heat to boiling.
Pour over rind packed in hot sterilized jars.
Seal, process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
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