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Food: Recipe

Spiced Watermelon Rind:

9 cups (3lbs) cubed white watermelon rind. (remove all green skin)

4 cups water (1 glln)

2 tbsp salt

5 cups sugar

2 cups cider vineegar

1 cup cold water

1 sliced lemon

1 tbsp whole cloves

1 tbsp whole all spice

1 tbsp coarsley chopped cinnamon

Cover watermelon rind with 4 cups water. Add salt and let stand minute. Drain. Cover with more cold water in sacepan. Cook, covered, over low heat until tender, about 2 hours. Drain. Meanwhile, combine sugar, vinegar and remaining 1 cup cold water. Tie spices and lemon slices in a cheesecloth bag. Drop into vinegar mixture. Boil 5 minutes. Then add watermelon rind and cook until rind is transparent - about 45/60 minutes. Remove bag of spices. Pack rind and syrup into jars and seal. For crisper rind, add 2 tbsp powdered alum to water in which rind is first cooked.

Keyword(s): Canning ; FOOD ; Jar ; Meal ; RECIPE ; Rind ; Spiced ; Watermelon

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation
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