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Rosy Watermelon Pickles

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Ingredients
  Watermelon rind 5 Quart
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 3 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cold water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Cloves 1 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon stick 3
  Black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Maraschino cherries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Trim outer green skin and pink flesh of rind, leaving a very thin line of pink; cut into 1 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 inch pieces.
Soak melon cubes in water and salt for 24 hours; drain.
Cover with boiling water and boil gently for 1 hour and 30 minutes; drain.
Place rind in ice water until thoroughly chilled; drain.
Com bine vinegar, cold water, sugar and spices tied in cloth bag; bring to a boil.
Add rind and boil gently for 30 minutes; remove spices.
Let stand for 24 hours.
Add Maraschino cherries; bring to a boil.
Pack into hot steri lized jars; process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Servings: 
6

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