Watermelon Rind Pickles

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups peeled watermelon rind (leave a thin layer of pink), cut into 1 x 1/2 x 2 inch pieces - see the Fresh Divide to prep it for you!
  • 1 cup Fresh Divide Spicy Watermelon Juice
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 all spice berry
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pickling spice
  • 1 long slice of fresh gingeroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

Directions

  1. In large pot, bring water and salt to boil over medium high heat. Add rind pieces and boil until tender, about 5 minutes. Strain. Transfer rinds to a large metal bowl.
  2. In saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 15 minutes, until slightly reduced. Pour over watermelon rinds in bowl. Place plate over top to keep rinds submerged in liquid.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for one day. Transfer to a glass jar and keep sealed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Disclaimer
Recipe adapted from Watermelon Board