Watermelon Preserves

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A wonderful watermelon jam that will keep the flavor of summer handy all year. Great on toast or English muffins.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
14 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds watermelon

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 3 lemons - rinsed, sliced and seeded

Directions

  1. Remove the green rind from watermelon, and dice white part into small cubes, leaving the red flesh mostly intact. Remove seeds.

  2. In a heavy stockpot, combine 4 cups of prepared watermelon, sugar, and lemons. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and let the mixture boil slowly for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. The temperature of the mixture should be at 220 degrees F (105 degrees C) so the jam will set.

  3. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave 2 inches of space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 12 to 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Note

You may also include 1 cup of grated pineapple, and cook for 15 minutes longer if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* 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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