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Spicy Melon Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Oklahoma Coop Extension Service
Added: Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups vinegar
2 cups water
2 sticks cinnamon
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon slivered, whole nutmeg
13 cups (1") cantaloupe cubes or balls
4 cups granulated sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Combine vinegar and water in a large pot. Tie spices in a spice bag and add to vinegar mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cantaloupe and let stand 1 to 2 hours. Add sugar and return to heat. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer until cantaloupe becomes slightly transparent. Pack while hot into hot jars, leaving -inch headspace. Ladle hot pickling liquid over melon, still leaving -inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust lids and process 10 minutes in boiling water canner.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
7 half-pints

 

 

 

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