Ingredients

  • Syrup
  • 3 1/2 pounds sugar
  • 1 pint vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil of cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil of cinnamon
  • Directions

    Remove enough rind from a watermelon to yield 7 pounds of fruit. Prepare rind by cutting off green skin and leaving a little of the pink meat. Cut into cubes. Cover with hot water and parboil until rind can be pierced with a toothpick or fork prong. For 7 pounds of fruit make the following syrup: Syrup Drain off water from parboiled fruit. Bring syrup to boiling point and pour over the fruit. Let stand in the kettle or container overnight. Drain the rind. Bring the syrup to boiling point and pour over rind again. Repeat 24 hours later. On the 3rd day heat the rind and syrup and boil a few minutes and put in jars.

    Yield: 8 pints

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