Pickled Watermelon

Ingredients

9 cups water
11 cups watermelon pieces
1 cinnamon stick, broken up
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/2 cups white vinegar

Preparation

1
Stir water and salt together in a large bowl. Add watermelon balls. Cover and let stand on counter overnight. Drain. Rinse and drain again.
2
In a large saucepan combine next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
3
Add watermelon.
4
Return to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for about 20 minutes.
5
Remove cinnamon pieces.
6
Pack fruit into hot sterilized pint jars to within 1 inch of top.
7
Bring syrup to a full rolling boil on medium-high heat for approximately 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens. Don't boil too long or syrup will start to caramelize and change color. It will thicken a bit with a tinge of golden color.
8
Pour syrup over fruit to within 1/2 inch of top.
9
Place sterilized metal lids on jars and screw metal bands on securely.
10
Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

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Yield:

2.0 pints

Added:

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 2:00am

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