Watermelon Rind Preserves Old Time

840 mins (prep 600, cooking 240)
8 ingredients
8 servings
This is an old time recipe that my mother and grandmothers used to make pear preserves. They used whole cinnamon sticks and cloves, but I've used ground and they taste good too. I experimented with watermelon rinds and found that the basic recipe works just as good. I did cut back on the sugar, originally it calls for 2 parts fruit to 1 part sugar, which is a bit much for my liking. The end result is a syrupy sweet fruit preserve, not like the preserves that are store bought, so don't expect store bough consistency. These are good old time simplicity.

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Serving Size (150.63 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 572.68 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.02%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.5mg 0.5%
Total Carbohydrate 147.98g 394.6%
Dietary Fiber 0.09 g 2.76%
Sugars 147.58 g %
Protein 0.01g 0.1%
Vitamin A 0.48IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 3.11mg% Iron 0.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
watermelon rind, lemon slice, ground cloves, ground ginger, red food coloring