Spiced Watermelon Honey
|Watermelon rind||3 Pound|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||6 Cup (96 tbs)|
|Dried ginger pieces||3 (Whole)|
|Whole cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Remove all green outer rind and red meat from watermelon rind; discard.
Force remaining rind through food chopper, using coarse blade.
Measure; there should be 6 cups.
Put in kettle with water.
Cook slowly, uncovered, for 25 minutes, or until melon is translucent.
Add sugar and lemon.
Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and add with salt to first mixture.
Cook slowly, stirring frequently, for 1 hour, or until thickened.
Remove spice bag; ladle mixture into hot sterilized jars; seal.
Makes 2 1/4 pints.