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    Cantaloupe or Honeydew Preserves

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    46 mins

    40 mins

    6 mins

    littleturtle's Note:

    Preserved melon with a hint of ginger. Probably one of the more unusual fruits to preserve, but delicious. Would make a special gift.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 lb cantaloupe balls (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes, should be 2 1/2-3 cups) or 1 lb honeydew, cubes (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes, should be 2 1/2-3 cups)
    • ice water
    • 1/2 cup Everclear alcohol or 1/2 cup vodka
    • 4 cups sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 piece dried ginger (small piece)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Drop melon into boiling water.
    2. 2
      Let water return to a boil, then drain.
    3. 3
      Rinse with ice water, and let drain for 20 minutes.
    4. 4
      Spread the melon on a platter, sprinkle with alcohol and let stand for 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Make a syrup by mixing 2 cups of the sugar with the cup of water.
    6. 6
      Add the ginger to the syrup and cook mixture over low heat, gradually adding the rest of the sugar.
    7. 7
      Add the melon to the syrup and continue cooking until melon becomes transparent.
    8. 8
      Remove the ginger.
    9. 9
      When mixture has cooled, place in jars and seal.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cantaloupe or Honeydew Preserves

    Serving Size: 1 (149 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 361.1
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    49%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 8.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 92.9 g
    30%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 92.7 g
    371%
    Protein 0.4 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Everclear alcohol

    dried ginger

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