Watermelon Rind Preserves14 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 9 hr 15 min
“This is an old recipe. Select melons with thick rinds. You will need to check with your local extension office for processing times.” - by FARMMOM
Original recipe yields 4 pints
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 I went..." See more back in time. I followed your recipe I did have to cook a little longer. I sent some to my sisters and they had the same reaction. These are going to my Mom as a gift for Mother's Day and her birthday, along with some other baked goods, which will include bread to put these delicious preserves on. These will make her day, it sure did mine. I will keep this recipe to make every year. Thank you. "
"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. We also..." See more throw in thinly sliced lemons at the bottom of the jars. These are delicious sweet pickles."
"this is a disaster..its not a good idea o soak the rinds in salted water.after it's done,the taste was strange some sugary and also salty although i left the spices in it to give more flavor but it di..." See morednt help.we also make the same preserve here in turkey but we saok in lime and thts why it turns out crunchy.sorry but i didnt love this."
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