Watermelon Harvest Pie


Made with the rind of the watermelon. Let the hogs go hungry tonight!

1 to 9 - inch pie


  • 3 cups chopped watermelon rind

  • 1 ⅓ cups dried cranberries

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

  • cup distilled white vinegar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Place watermelon rind in a saucepan and cover with water and bring this to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or until the rind becomes tender and translucent. Remove from heat and drain.

  3. Place cooked watermelon rind in a large bowl and add the cranberries, walnuts and vinegar. Combine the sugar, pumpkin pie spice, flour, and the salt. Add this to the rind mixture and stir well.

  4. Line a 9 inch pie plate with bottom pastry, trim the pastry even with the edge. Add the filling. Roll out the remaining pastry and make a lattice crust. Seal and flute edges.

  5. Cover pie with aluminum foil and bake at 425 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

  6. In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, orange rind and orange juice. Stir to combine, and spoon over hot pie. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
22g Fat
63g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 149mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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