Watermelon Rind Preserves

Recipe by Bertha C.
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READY IN: 7hrs 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To prepare watermelon rind: Trim green skin and pink flesh from thick watermelon rind.
  • Cut into 1" pices.
  • Dissolve salt in 2 quarts water and pour over rind.
  • Let stand 5-6 hours.
  • Drain; rinse and drain again.
  • Cover with cold water and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Sprinkle ginger over rind; cover with water and cook until fork-tender.
  • Drain.
  • Combine sugar, lemon juice and 7 cups water.
  • Boil 5 minutes; add rind and boil gently for 30 minutes.
  • Add sliced lemon and cook until the melon rind is clear.
  • Pack hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4" head space.
  • Remove air bubbles.
  • Adjust caps.
  • Process 20 minutes in boiling water bath.
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