Watermelon Jam

Watermelon Jam

(25 servings)    Printable Version
  • 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
  • cold water
This recipe make about 24-ounces.

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.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Watermelon Jam?
Overall Average Rating = 3 (out of 5)
Based on 2 votes.

From GoneJammin
Rating (out of 5):  

This recipe was worse than bad. What a waste of time.

Comment submitted: 3/28/2009 (#7850)

From W. Mellon
Rating (out of 5):  

I think that its awesome. It taste good u should try it!!

Comment submitted: 1/10/2008 (#4351)

From chaz

Why drain all the juice and then add back water?

Comment submitted: 2/13/2007 (#1515)

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