Rosy Watermelon Rind Preserves

Recipe by Aroostook
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READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
SERVES: 60
YIELD: 9 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove rind from watermelon.
  • Peel off outside skin.
  • Cut rinds into three inch strips (about 12 cups).
  • Place strips in large jar and cover with cold water.
  • Add the cup of salt.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • Drain off all the water.
  • Place watermelon rind in 2 quarts of fresh water in a large sauce pan.
  • Boil 10 minutes and then strain.
  • In a 6 quart kettle bring vinegar, cherry juice and sugar to a boil.
  • Add ground cloves and ground cinnamon.
  • Spiced cooked rind with cloves.
  • Drop cooked rind into hot syrup and cook until syrup is thickened.
  • Add a piece of cinnamon stick into hot pint jars.
  • Fill with boiling hot preserves and syrup.
  • Adjust lids.
  • Process in a boiling hot water bath (212F) for 15 minutes.
  • Remove jars and let cool in a draft free area.
  • Makes 8-10 pints.
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