Grandmas Pickled Watermelon Rind

Cubed pared watermelon rind (3/4″ cubes) 4 c. Heat water to boiling in large kettle. Place in glass bowl or crock.

Grandma's Sweet Pickled Watermelon 1935 Recipe - This recipe for how to pickle watermelon uses the rind of the watermelon in a sweet and sour spice syrup. The green watermelon skin is peeled away and the white watermelon rind is pickled. This is from the 1935 'Wilken Family Home Cooking Album'

4 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 Tablespoon whole clove
2 cups vinegar
watermelon rind

Pare the watermelon rind.
Cut it into 2 inch squares and cook it in boiling water until it is tender.
Put the vinegar, sugar, and spices into a preserving kettle, boil the mixture ten minutes and then cook it slowly for about two hours or until the syrup is thick.
Add the melon rind and simmer it about one hour.
Put into jars.

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