Watermelon Pickles 04-Sep-2012

Categories: salads Tags: pickles watermelon

Watermelon Rind Pickles (from Mrs. Reba Clark)


  • 2 lbs of rind
  • 1/2 cup salt to 1 qt water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp whole allspice
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin


  1. Cut the rind in to 2”x1”x1/2”. Peel the rind and remove all the pink.
  2. Soak overnight in the brine.
  3. Drain and wash in fresh water then drain again.
  4. Cook in fresh water until rind is tender.
  5. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, spices, and sliced lemon. Boil for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the rind a few pieces at a time and cook in the syrup until rind is translucent.
  7. Pack in jars, cover with syrup, and seal.