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Spiced Cantaloupe

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Ingredients
  Ripe cantaloupe 2 Pound (Firm)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  White distilled vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon stick 2 Inch
  Whole cloves 4
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To prepare the cantaloupe cut it into quarters and scoop out the seeds and stringy pulp with a spoon.
2. With a small sharp knife, remove the skin and the inner rind.
3. Then cut the meat into 2-inch pieces and pack the pieces into a 1-quart canning jar.

MAKING
4. In a 2-quart enameled or stainless-steel saucepan bring to a boil over high heat combining the sugar, water, vinegar, cinnamon and cloves stirring until the sugar dissolves.
5. Let it cook briskly, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
6. With tongs, remove the cinnamon stick and tuck it down the side of the cantaloupe-filled jar.
7. Over the cantaloupe ladle the hot liquid, a few tablespoonfuls at a time, allowing the liquid to flow through to the bottom of the jar before adding more.
8. Fill the jar to within 1/8 inch of the top.
9. Following the directions for home canning, seal and process the jar for 12 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

SERVING
10. Use the spiced cantaloupe in dishes or serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cantaloupe
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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