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Candied Watermelon Rinds - Candied Watermelon Rind Pickles
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Source:
Teri

Serves/Makes:5 or more 1/2 pints

Ingredients
  • 6 cups (1425 ml) water
  • 9 cups (2125 ml) cubed watermelon rind - about 1"
  • 4 cups (950 ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (225 ml) white vinegar
  • cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves
Preparation
  • First day:
  • Heat water to boiling in large kettle.
  • Add rind; simmer till tender(about 10 minutes).
  • Drain rind throughly,and put into crock (or glass bowl).
  • Combine remaining ingredients in kettle.
  • Heat to boiling; stir till sugar is melted.
  • Pour hot syrup over rind.
  • Cool.
  • Cover.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • DAY 2:
  • Drain rind; reserving syrup.
  • Heat syrup to boiling.
  • Pour over rind.
  • Cool.
  • Cover.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • DAY 3:
  • Repeat day 2
  • Final day:
  • Prepare jars and water bath.
  • Heat rind and syrup to boiling but do not boil.
  • At this point Grandma always added red or green food coloring.
  • Fill jars and process.
  • Cool and store.
Comments
I'm sure that this is not what you are looking for. But if you have rind and the time these are great pickles. It has become a tradition with my grandkids,as it was for me when I was a child to "help" Granny make these pickles for the holidays!

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