Watermelon rind jelly

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by big momma, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. big momma

    big momma Out Of The Brooder

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    k so i found this recipe online

    4c chunky rinds
    3 1/2 cup sugar
    2tbsp lemon juice
    1t cinnamon
    1 pack liquid pectin


    put rinds into blender till its puree
    should have about 2c liquid

    in pot put juice sugar cinnamon and puree and cook til boiling
    add pectin cook for 15 min and you know the rest


    i did all this except the cinnamon part and i added red food coloring to give it more of a watermelon look......it tasted awsome except it was the consistensy of a sugar daddy put spoon in and lifted jar full of jelly



    ? is what went wrong

    does anyone know
     
  2. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    Over cooking pectin would do that.follow the pectin directions never have I needed to boil it for 15 mins. Normally I use certo for jellies as no name pectin doesn't seem to jell like it should.
     
  3. big momma

    big momma Out Of The Brooder

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    several of the recipes for watermelon rind jelly says boil for 15min
    i thought it was a bit much also
    i will try for 1 min like pectin box says
     
  4. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    I'm no expert but I wonder if it would work better to cook the rind 15 minutes, then just till boiling once the pectin is added?

    Michelle
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say rind are you talking about the green part of the mellon or the white part just below?
     
  6. big momma

    big momma Out Of The Brooder

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    the white part after you eat all the good stuff

    i thought it might make more use of the whole melon i can get my money worth this way
    it does taste really good it was just really stiff
     
  7. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks...I'm going to give this a try.
     

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