Watermelon-Rind Pickles Recipe

| 6/16/2016 10:29:00 AM

Tags: pickles, pickling, food preservation, melons, fruit, watermelon, Dede Ryan, Idaho,

Delicious finished pickles!

This is a terrific dessert on a warm night, a delicious accompaniment to grilled food, or a snack right out of the fridge. And, the best part is that it's made from something you usually throw away.

These pickles come from a 1996 copy of Better Homes and Gardens Canning & Preserving recipes. I've experimented with variations over the years, but this is the best!


• 4 1/2 pounds watermelon rind (enough to make 9 cups)
• 6 cups water
• 1/3 cup pickling salt
• 3 1/2 cups sugar
• 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 15 inches cinnamon sticks
• 2 teaspoons whole cloves

Use a vegetable peeler

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