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watermelon pickles

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

sweet tangy and amazing

yield serving(s)
prep time 12 Hr
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For watermelon pickles

  • 2 lb
    watermelon rind
  • 1/3 c
    pickling salt
  • 8 c
  • 4 c
  • 2 c
    white vinegar
  • 4
    cinnamon sticks broke in half
  • 4 tsp
    whole allspice or cloves
  • 1
    lime sliced
  • 24
    marachino cherries drained

How To Make watermelon pickles

  • 1
    Trim the dark green part of the watermelon off and cut into small slices. Mix the 8 cups of water and pickling salt together. Soak the rind in the salt water overnight. Drain. Rinse the rind and place in a pan with just enough cold water to cover and cook until tender.
  • 2
    Drain and fill the jars with the watermelon rind. Mix the vinegar and sugar together with 2 cups water and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Add 1/2 stick of cinnamon to each jar. Add 1 tsp. of whole all spice to each jar. Add the lime slices to each jar and then add 6 marachino cherries to each jar.
  • 4
    Pour the vinegar sugar mixture into each jar leaving an inch head space. Cover tightly and water bath in boiling water for 15 minutes. Makes 4 pints

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