Watermelon Rind Pickle

         Yield: 1 Batch
Categories: Kentucky, Shaker, Canning, Fruits

7 lb Watermelon rind; peeled 2 1/2 qt ;Water 1/3 c Salt 6 1/2 c Brown sugar 2 c Vinegar 1 c ;Water 1 tb Whole cloves 2 Cinnamon sticks 2 Lemons Pare off the outer green from watermelon rind and cut in 1" squares. Put in large bowl and pour over them the salt and water mixed. Let soak for three days. Drain and let stand in fresh water for one hour. Make a syrup of sugar, vinegar, water and spices. Cut the lemon (rind and all) paper thin. Put melon and lemon into hot syrup and boil until watermelon is clear. Seal in jars. From South Union, Ky. In _The Shaker Cook Book: Not by Bread Alone_ by Caroline B. Piercy. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1953. Pg. 183. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 53-5248. Typed for you by Cathy Harned.