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    Watermelon Rind Pickles

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    35 mins

    Cindy Lynn's Note:

    Mom made these when I was a kid and they were quite a treat. I sometimes make them for my own family and they don't last long. They are such an unusual food that they make for quite the conversation.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pints

    Units: US | Metric

    Brine

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pare watermelon rind and remove all pink portions.
    2. 2
      Cut rind into 1 x 2 inch pieces about 1 inch thick or into 3/4 by 1 inch cubes.
    3. 3
      Weigh.
    4. 4
      Soak rind overnight in brine made by dissolving 1/4 cup salt in each quart of water (make enough brine to cover).
    5. 5
      Drain rind, wash in fresh water and drain.
    6. 6
      Combine remaining ingredients and boil together 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add rind a few at a time and cook until rind is clear.(simmer about 30 Min.).
    8. 8
      Pack rind in hot sterilized jars.
    9. 9
      Cover with boiling syrup and seal.
    10. 10
      Spices may be tied in cheesecloth bag if desired.
    11. 11
      Cantaloupe rind, pumpkin or winter squash rind may be cut into pieces and pickled in the same way.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 09, 2002

      55

      I doubled the recipe and made a little extra syrup and got 7 pints. I cut the watermelon rind in 1 inch pieces. The flavors in the syrup are great, with the cloves giving a wonderful extra kick! I had these when I was a girl and always wanted to make some. Thanks for the recipe, Cindy!

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    • on May 22, 2009

      55

      Delicious! Nice balance of flavors, not too sweet like many sweet pickle recipes. The spice flavors are also not too heavy. I will definitely make this again!

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    • on November 17, 2008

      45

      This is a great recipe. Love them. I tried it with pumpkin...we always have a bunch around in the fall and it usually goes to waste...they look great but are maybe a bit salty...I would reccomend reducing the brining time if you're making this recipe with pumpkin.

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    Nutritional Facts for Watermelon Rind Pickles

    Serving Size: 1 (2836 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 642.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    10%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5672.2 mg
    236%
    Total Carbohydrate 161.6 g
    53%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 160.0 g
    640%
    Protein 0.1 g
    0%

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    watermelon rind

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