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Watermelon Pickles Recipe

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Marie Schultz
Added: Friday, May 22, 2009


Rind of one large watermelon
4 T. salt to 1 quart water
4 c. sugar
2 c. vinegar
4 tsp. whole cloves
8 sticks cinnamon
mustard seed

Peel and reserve all green and pink portions from the watermelon rind. Cut in 1 inch cubes and soak overnight in salt water (4 T. salt to 1 quart water).

Drain the watermelon and make a syrup of the sugar, vinegar and spices which have been tied in a cheesecloth bag.

Heat the syrup and spices to boiling. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add the drained watermelon rind and cook until clear and transparent. Pack boiling hot into sterilized jars and seal at once.




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