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Spicy Melon Pickles

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Ingredients
  Cantaloupe 13 Cup (208 tbs), cut into 1 inch cubes or balls
  Vinegar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 2
  Whole cloves 2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
Directions

Combine vinegar and water in a large sauce pot.
Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and add to vinegar mixture.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; add melon; and let stand 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Add sugar to sauce pot.
Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until cantaloupe becomes slightly transparent.
Pack melon balls into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
Pour hot syrup over melon balls, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Remove air bubbles.
Adjust caps.
Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Fusion
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Melon

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