This recipe make about 24-ounces.
- 7 cups watermelon - cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 Tablespoons coarse salt
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
Dissolve salt thoroughly in 8 cups cold water and pour over watermelon pieces; let stand 5 - 6 hours.
Drain, rinse well and drain again.
Cover with cold water and let stand 30 minutes; drain.
Sprinkle with ginger, cover with water and cook until fork tender; drain.
Combine sugar and lemon juice and 7 cups water.
Bring slowly to boiling and boil 5 minutes; add watermelon pieces and boil gently for 30 minutes, then simmer until watermelon is clear about 3 hours.
Pack, boiling hot, into cleaned jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space; adjust caps.
Process jars about 20 minutes at 180 degrees F in hot water bath.
You won't know how much you like it until you try it!
Mr Breakfast would like to thank MellonHead for this recipe.
Recipe number 1333. Submitted 8/23/2004.