Watermelon Rind Pickles (Crisp Version)

Recipe by Cindy Lynn
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YIELD: 7 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To prepare watermelon rind: Trim dark skin and pink flesh from thick watermelon rind; cut in 1-inch pieces or as wanted.
  • Dissolve lime in 2 quarts water, pour over rind.
  • If needed, add more water to cover rind.
  • Let stand 2 hours.
  • Drain: rinse and cover rind with cold water.
  • Cook until just tender; drain.
  • Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag.
  • Combine spices with remaining ingredients and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add watermelon rind and simmer until clear.
  • Add boiling water if syrup becomes too thick before rind is clear.
  • Remove spice bag.
  • Pack, boiling hot, into sterilized mason jars, leaving 1/8-inch head space.
  • Adjust caps and allow to seal.
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