2 lbwatermelon rind
1/3 cpickling salt
2 cwhite vinegar
4cinnamon sticks broke in half
4 tspwhole allspice or cloves
24marachino cherries drained
How to Make Watermelon Pickles
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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