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                             WATERMELON PICKLES
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       qt           Prepared watermelon rind
    2       tb           Salt
    4       c            White vinegar
    8       c            Sugar
    3                    Cinnamon sticks -- broken
    1       tb           Whole cloves
    1                    1 piece gingerroot (opt.)
 
   To prepare watermelon rind, cut rind into 2- x 1-inch
   pieces. Trim green skin and pink flesh from rind.
   Place prepared rind in large kettle and add salt and
   enough boiling water to cover. Simmer until tender.
   Drain and chill rind in very cold water at least 1
   hour or overnight in refrigerator. Combine vinegar,
   sugar and mixture of cinnamon, cloves and gingerroot
   tied in cheesecloth. Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes.
   Drain watermelon rind and add to syrup. Simmer until
   rind becomes translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove and
   discard spices. Pack rind and syrup into hot
   sterilized quart jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
   Adjust lids and process in boiling water bath 20
   minutes.
   
   Makes 4 quarts
   
   (C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times
  
 
 
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