Photo: John Kernick
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
Makes 1 qt.



How to Make It

Step 1

Remove rind from watermelon, leaving a small amount of red flesh attached to rind. Reserve watermelon flesh for another use. Peel rind, and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5 cups cubed). Place in a large bowl.

Step 2

Stir together salt and 3 cups water. Pour over rind. Cover and chill 24 hours. Drain; rinse well.

Step 3

Combine rind, sugar, next 2 ingredients, and 3/4 cup water in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Cool completely (about 1 hour), stirring occasionally. Cover and chill 24 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

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Ratings & Reviews

LaurieRonan's Review

August 28, 2012
Now I have enough for Christmas. Second and triple batch is complete

Irishcookie's Review

August 10, 2011
Very good pickles.We always add a small cinnamon stix to pickles.