Citron Melon Preserves
|Prepared citron melon||1 1⁄2 Quart|
|Sugar||4 Cup (64 tbs) (divided)|
|Lemon||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thinly sliced|
Both inner and outer part of melon may be used but should be prepared separately.
To prepare melon: Cut outer part into 3/4-inch slices, crosswise; trim off green rind.
Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Remove seeds from inner part; cut into 1 -inch pieces.
Add 2 cups sugar to water; bring to a boil.
Add citron and cook rapidly until tender, about 45 minutes.
Cover and let stand 12 to 18 hours in a cool place.
Add remaining sugar and lemon.
Boil gently until clear, about 1 hour.
Pour hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Process 15 minutes in boiling water bath.