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Watermelon Rind Preserves

Ingredients
  Prepared watermelon rind 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Salt 4 Tablespoon
  Cold water 2 Quart
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Thinly sliced lemon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

To prepare watermelon rind: Trim green skin and pink flesh from thick watermelon rind; cut into 1 -inch pieces.
Dissolve salt in 2 quarts water and pour over rind.
Let stand 5 to 6 hours.
Drain; rinse; and drain again.
Cover with cold water and let stand 30 minutes.
Drain.
Sprinkle ginger over rind; cover with water; and cook until fork-tender.
Drain.
Combine sugar, lemon juice and 1 1/2 quarts water in a large sauce pot.
Boil 5 minutes; add rind and boil gently for 30 minutes or until syrup thickens.
Add sliced lemon and cook until the melon rind is transparent.
Pack hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
Remove air bubbles.
Adjust caps.
Process 20 minutes in boiling water bath.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Watermelon
Servings: 
133

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