Grit associate editor Jean Teller shares a watermelon pickles recipe to use up your excess watermelon crop.
Easy watermelon pickles recipe for your garden watermelon crop.
7 pounds watermelon rind, cubed and peeled
7 cups sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon oil of cloves
1/2 teaspoon oil of cinnamon
On the first day, boil rind until tender; drain. Combine sugar, vinegar, oil of cloves and oil of cinnamon; pour over rind.
On the second day, drain the syrup; boil and pour back over rind.
Repeat on the third and fourth days.
On the fifth day, repeat. Place rind in jars, cover with syrup and seal.