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Good ole Watermelon Pickles Recipe

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This recipe for Good ole Watermelon Pickles, by , is from The McCullough Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sarah Watson
Added: Friday, March 13, 2009


4 qts. prepared rind
1 cup salt
2 qts. cold water
2 tbs.whole cloves
3 sticks cinnamon
2 pieces ginger root
1 lemon
8 cups sugar
1 qt white vinegar
1 qt water

Prepare rind:
Trim dark skin and pink flesh from thick rind. Cut into 1 inch pieces.

Dissolve salt in the 2 qts water. Pour over rinds. If needed, add more water to cover rinds. Let stand 6 hrs. Drain and rinse. Cover rinds with cold water. Cook until tender and drain. Tie spices in cloth bag. Add with other ingredients. Simmer 10 min. Add watermelon rind and simmer until clear. Add boiling water if syrup gets too thick before rind is clear. Remove spice bag. Pack boiling rinds into jars, place 5 min. in boiling water.

Makes 6 pints.

*Lime can be used in place of salt. Only soak 2 hrs if lime is used.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was given to me by Nick's grandmother, Faye Watson. It was passed down to her from her mother, Mollie Wallace. 1971.




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