Watermelon Rind Preserves

Watermelon Rind Preserves

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"This is an old recipe. Select melons with thick rinds. You will need to check with your local extension office for processing times."

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  1. Peel off the green part of the watermelon rind, and slice into 2 inch pieces. Soak the rind in a solution of 1 gallon water and 1/2 cup salt overnight.
  2. Remove rind from the salt water, and place in a stockpot with clean water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the rind is tender. Drain.
  3. In a large pot, combine the sugar, 8 cups water, and sliced lemons. Tie the cinnamon and cloves into a cheesecloth bag, and place in the pot. Bring the syrup to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes. Add the rinds, and cook until transparent. Remove spice bag. Stir in red food coloring, if using. Ladle preserves into hot sterile jars, and process to seal.
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Thanks for the memories. My grandmother use to make these and I had never seen a recipe to try. She just us to make them and had never written the recipe down. The minute I tasted the preserves ...

This is a good recipe for what has become an old favorite in my family. The only thing we do differently is to drop the food coloring in at the end. We dye half the jars red and half green. W...

For those of you who are not familiar with these, or for those who have made them and left the comments about them 'not ever thickening up' for them; They really are not what you'd normally cons...