Watermelon Pickles

barbara lentz


sweet tangy and amazing


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makes 4 pints
12 Hr
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 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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About Watermelon Pickles

Course/Dish: Fruit Sides
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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