Watermelon Pickles

ginger skaggs

By
@mamagin

My great-aunt Naomi made these every year when I was a child. I don't know which I liked better- eating the watermelon to get the rind or eating the pickles when they were finished! I am using her recipe and it doesn't say how many pints it makes.


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Serves:

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Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

10 lbs. watermelon rind
2 lbs. white sugar
1 qt. vinegar
1/2 oz. cloves
1 oz. cinnamon
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place cubed watermelon rind in a large enameled or stainless steel pot.
2
Cover with water and boil until tender. Drain.
3
Make syrup of sugar, vinegar, and spices. Be sure it's boiling hot.
4
Pour over watermelon rind boiling hot for three days in a row.
5
On the last day put rind and hot syrup in jars and seal.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian