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Old 08-13-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Watermelon rind pickles?

Good afternoon everyone! Does anyone else make watermelon rind pickles? I made my first batch about two weeks ago but haven't tried them yet to see how they turned out. The recipe I followed called for a lot of sugar and cinnamon, in addition to vinegar and pickling spice. It sounded odd to me, but I was wondering if anyone would share what goes into their watermelon rind pickles.

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Old 08-13-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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I use this recipe: https://books.google.com/books?id=JB...ermelon%20rind

The sugar balances the vinegar and is also a preservative. Cinnamon + pickling spice does sound a little strange, but maybe it will be good
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:41 PM   #3
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We made them years ago and used the ingredients you mentioned. We also added whole cloves, allspice, and ground ginger to the pickling syrup.

What a sticky mess we made!!!

I used to pick up a bottle of these for Thanksgiving and no one seemed to notice a difference from the homemade ones.



I'm sure that your pickles will be fine just let them mellow in a cool dark place until Thanksgiving. Pay attention who goes back for seconds and give them a bottle for Christmas!
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We made them years ago and used the ingredients you mentioned. We also added whole cloves, allspice, and ground ginger to the pickling syrup.

What a sticky mess we made!!!

I used to pick up a bottle of these for Thanksgiving and no one seemed to notice a difference from the homemade ones.



I'm sure that your pickles will be fine just let them mellow in a cool dark place until Thanksgiving. Pay attention who goes back for seconds and give them a bottle for Christmas!
Down memory lane here Bea, as a child I remember my Mom always having store bought watermelon pickles for the Thanksgiving table. It seemed odd to me (still does) that anyone would pickle rind, but she loved them.
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Good afternoon everyone! Does anyone else make watermelon rind pickles? I made my first batch about two weeks ago but haven't tried them yet to see how they turned out. The recipe I followed called for a lot of sugar and cinnamon, in addition to vinegar and pickling spice. It sounded odd to me, but I was wondering if anyone would share what goes into their watermelon rind pickles.

Oh, I love homemade watermelon pickles. We grew watermelons in our garden a couple of years ago. They had the most perfect and beautiful rinds that I couldn't resist making pickles out of them. My husband had never heard of nor had watermelon pickles so he thought I was totally out of my mind...until he tasted them. Then, he was a believer.

They're great and I hope yours turn out tasty. You'll have to let us know.
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My mom makes it. I personally do not like it. It's this sweet and pickled combination that turns me off.
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My mom makes it. I personally do not like it. It's this sweet and pickled combination that turns me off.
Sweet and pickled doesn't appeal to me either.
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