Grandma Gert's Recipes

My grandmother's favorite recipes collected over her lifetime.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Watermelon Pickles

My grandmother made lots of types of pickles. Watermelon pickles were always one of my favorites.

Soak the rind of one melon overnite is salt water (4 Tbsp. salt to each quart of water). Drain and cover with clear water, cook till tender and drain. Make a syrup of:
4 cups sugar
2 cups vinegar
4 tsp. cloves
8 sticks cinnamon
1/2 tsp. mustard seed
Heat syrup and spices to boiling, let stand 15 minutes. Add melon rind and cook till clear and transparent. Seal in jars while boiling hot.


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