• 10/23 Natl Canning Day 3

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Thu Oct 21 14:57:14 2021
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    Title: Watermelon Rind Preserves
    Categories: Fruits, Preserving, Citrus, Herbs
    Yield: 6 Pints

    1 1/2 qt Prepared watermelon rind
    4 tb Salt
    2 qt Cold water
    1 Thin sliced lemon
    1 tb Ground ginger
    4 c Sugar
    1/4 c Lemon juice
    7 c Water

    TO PREPARE WATERMELON RIND: Trim green skin and pink
    flesh from thick watermelon rind; cut into 1" pieces.
    Dissolve salt in 2 quarts water and pour over rind; let
    stand 5 to 6 hours.

    Drain, rinse, and drain again. Cover with cold water and
    let stand 30 minutes. Drain. Sprinkle ginger over rind;
    cover with water and cook on the stovetop until tender
    when pierced with a fork. Drain.

    TO MAKE PRESERVES: Sterilize canning jars. Combine
    sugar, lemon juice, and the seven cups water. Boil 5
    minutes; add rind and boil gently for 30 minutes.

    Add sliced lemon and cook until the melon rind is clear.

    Pack hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4" head
    space. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process by
    sterilizing the jars for five minutes in a boiling water

    RECIPE FROM: http://www.realcajunrecipes.com

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