Spiced Watermelon Rind

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Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

When everyone else tosses their rind, our family pickles it! Oh what a treat this is during the holidays and it's always gone after the first of the new year. To me, it has a taste of Christmas about it.
This does not taste like watermelon at all but more like a sweet relish! If you have never tried it, now is the time!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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5 lb
watermelon rind (cut in 2" chunks, each with about 1/4" strip of pink watermelon fruit)
1/2 c
salt
2 qt
water
5 c
granulated sugar
2 c
apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 c
water
1/8 tsp
oil of cloves
1/8 tsp
oil of cinnamon

How to Make Spiced Watermelon Rind

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place watermelon chunks in large dishpan or crock.
  • 2Combine salt with 2 quarts of water and pour over the watermelon.
    Let it set overnight.
  • 3Drain and rinse with fresh water and then drain again.
  • 4Place watermelon in a large saucepan, add fresh water and cook until tender.
    Drain.
  • 5Meanwhile, combine sugar, vinegar, 1 1/2c water and spices.
    Bring to a boil and pour over the cooked and drained watermelon.
    Let it set overnight.
  • 6Drain watermelon, reserving the syrup.
    Bring the reserved syrup to a boil and pour over the watermelon.
    Let it set again overnight.
    Repeat this process for 3 days.
  • 7On day 3, cook the watermelon and syrup together for 3 minutes. Then pour into hot sterilized jars and seal using cold bath method.

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About Spiced Watermelon Rind

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom




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