search saves

Watermelon Rind Preserves

I remember my mother making these as a child (She never wastes anything!) This is a way to make an otherwise "garbage" item very delicious.

Ready In:
7hrs 20mins
Yields:
Units:

ingredients

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.
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Bertha C.
Contributor
@Bertha C.
Contributor
"I remember my mother making these as a child (She never wastes anything!) This is a way to make an otherwise "garbage" item very delicious."
icons / sparkles / sparkles

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

icons / sparkles / sparkles
icons / camera
upload
icons / star / star-outline
review
icons / write-a-review
tweak
icons / question
ask
all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by: icons / navigate / navigate-down
  1. Pixies Kitchen
    I am so happy that I found this recipe and must say that it is totally worth the effort! This was my first time ever making preserves and canning on my own w/o my MIL to help and they came out perfect. I only got 5 8-ounce jars but I think it was do to cutting up my rinds. Thank you again for posting and I will put up a picture soon!
    Reply
  2. Bertha C.
    I remember my mother making these as a child (She never wastes anything!) This is a way to make an otherwise "garbage" item very delicious.
Advertisement