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Spiced Watermelon Pickles

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  Watermelon rind 1 1⁄2 Quart, cubed (About 2 Pound)
  Salt 3 Tablespoon (Soaked in brine and brine discarded)
  Water 3 Quart
  Granulated sugar 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Whole cloves 2 Tablespoon
  Whole allspice 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon sticks 18 Inch (6 Pieces, 3 Inch Each)

Use rind from a firm, not overripe, watermelon.
Before measuring, trim off green skin and pink flesh, and cut rind in 1" cubes.
Soak overnight in the combined salt and 1 qt of the water; drain.
Cover with fresh water; cook until tender; drain.
Boil together for 5 min the remaining 2 qts water, the sugar, vinegar, and spices which have been tied in a piece of cheesecloth.
Add the melon rind, and cook, uncovered, until transparent—about 45 min.
Remove spice bag.
Turn immediately into hot sterilized preserve jars, and seal immediately.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 9672 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.1%

Saturated Fat 0.95 g4.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1891.4 mg78.8%

Total Carbohydrates 2438 g812.7%

Dietary Fiber 36.8 g147.1%

Sugars 2142.2 g

Protein 5 g9.9%

Vitamin A 6.4% Vitamin C 28.9%

Calcium 80.2% Iron 45.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Spiced Watermelon Pickles Recipe