Grandma's Sweet Pickled Watermelon 1935 Recipe - Old Cookbook Show

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Dec. 22, 2021

Grandma's Sweet Pickled Watermelon 1935 Recipe - This recipe for how to pickle watermelon uses the rind of the watermelon in a sweet and sour spice syrup. The green watermelon skin is peeled away and the white watermelon rind is pickled. This is from the 1935 'Wilken Family Home Cooking Album'


Sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Cinnamon 2 Tablespoon
Whole clove 1 Tablespoon
Vinegar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Watermelon rind To Taste



1. Pare the watermelon rind.

2. Cut it into 2 inch squares and cook it in boiling water until it is tender.

3. Put the vinegar, sugar, and spices into a preserving kettle, boil the mixture ten minutes and then cook it slowly for about two hours or until the syrup is thick.

4. Add the melon rind and simmer it about one hour.

5. Put into jars.


6. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 3