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    Sweet & Spicy Southern Melon Cubes

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    4 hrs

    30 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins

    JanetB-KY's Note:

    I was surprised that this wasn't already posted. With canning season coming on, it is one a lot of people will enjoy making (and eating :-P ). These little cubes pack a spicy,(not hot spicy just spicy) sweet and tangy punch and are much loved in the south as a condiment with heavier meats. This recipe assumes knowledge of safe canning methods. Cooking time is also sitting time.

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    1. 1
      Combine vinegar and water in a large saucepot; tie spices into a spice bag (cheesecloth or even 2 coffee filters tied at the end works fine) and add to vinegar mixture.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for five minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and add the melon; let stand for two hours.
    4. 4
      Add the sugar; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat; simmer until cantaloupe becomes somewhat transparent, stirring periodically to make sure all the melon gets submerged in the liquid.
    6. 6
      Pack hot melon into waiting hot half pint jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace then ladle hot pickling liquid over melon, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace.
    7. 7
      Remove air bubbles and process for ten minutes in a boiling water bath.
    8. 8
      Note- you can sub an equal amount of pickling spice for the spices listed. The flavor will be slightly different but still good (I'd suggest using a bit extra cinnamon though if you do that). Also, you can simply make small melon balls instead of going to the trouble of cubing it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet & Spicy Southern Melon Cubes

    Serving Size: 1 (4178 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 620.7
    Calories from Fat 7
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 52.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 153.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 151.9 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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