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                             WATERMELON PICKLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       lb           Watermelon rind (outer green
                         Peeled, pink pulp removed)
    2       qt           Cold water
    1       tb           Slake lime
    2       tb           Whole allspice
    2       tb           Whole cloves
    1       qt           Vinegar
    1       qt           Water
    3 1/2   lb           Sugar
    6                    Pieces stick cinnamon
 
   Remove all pink pulp from rind and peel. Weigh. Cut in
   1-inch cubes. Combine cold water and lime; pour over
   rind. Let stand 1 hour. Drain. Cover with fresh cold
   water. Simmer 1 hour or until tender. Drain. Tie
   spices in cheesecloth. Combine vinegar, remaining
   water and sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Add spice
   bag and rind. Simmer gently 2 hours. Add green
   vegetable color to your taste. Pack rind in hot
   sterile jars. Fill with boiling hot syrup. Seal.
   
   Yield: approx. 12 half pints.
  
 
 
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