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                       CRISP PICKLED WATERMELON RIND
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits
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   Peel and remove all the green and pink portions from
   the rind of a large watermelon.  Cut the rind into
   cubes or slices and measure 4 quarts.  Drop the rind
   into a kettle of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes,
   and drain. Cool.  Dissolve 4 T Slaked lime (obtainable
   at your drugstore) in 2 quarts cold water Pour the
   solution over the watermelon rind and let rind stand
   for 3 hours.  Drain and rinse thoroughly.  Cover the
   rind with clear cold water, bring to a boil and boil
   until the rind is tender.  Combine 2 cups sugar, 1 cup
   vinegar, and 4 cups water.  Add 2 T each of whole
   allspice and whole cloves, 4 sticks cinnamon and 2
   pieces of ginger root, all tied in a bag.  Bring to a
   boil and boil for 5 minutes.  Add the rind and 2 hot
   peppers, bring agin to a boil, and simmer for 30
   minutes.  Let the rind stand in the syrup in a cool
   place for 12 to 24 hours.  Add 3 Cups vinegar and 2-4
   cups sugar according to taste, bring to a boil and
   simmer until the rind is transparent.  If the syrup
   becomes too thick before the rind is clear, add 1/2
   cup hot water from time to time as needed.  Discard
   the spice bag, pack the rind and the boiling-hot syrup
   into hot jars and seal. Makes 8 Pints.
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