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Monday, September 26, 2011

Watermelon Rind Preserves

Well, I spent the better part of a day following the recipe for Watermelon Rind Preserves from the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving and here's a picture of the final product. Looks more like pickles don't you think? I chose not to add red food coloring to make it look like watermelon flesh because it's not made of the flesh - it's made of the rind, after-all.  And the final word on how it tastes..... 'I  don't like it.' was all I heard and I agree - and I'm a fruit preserve lover (I even love pepper jelly and cactus jams). But I don't care for this at all. Now, what am I going to do with 6 jars of this stuff?  They have a pickle like texture and there's just not enough of a watermelon flavor.  Actually I can't taste any watermelon flavor in it, just sugar syrup with flavorings from the lemon and ginger. Any ideas on how to use up these preserves?