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Watermelon Preserves

Although not Yankee in essence, it is the great taste of both summertime and the fall favorite of "putting up". But realistically, this can be made and enjoyed year round.


For 4 people


  • 1 (1.75-ounce) box fruit pectin
  • 4 cup(s) pureed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup(s) lemon or lime juice
  • 1 cup(s) sugar

Watermelon Preserves Directions

  1. Put watermelon into a large saucepan or pot and stir in the pectin. Bring to a boil over high heat, constantly stirring when starting to boil. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice, continue boiling for 1 additional minute, constantly stirring. Remove from heat, skim off any noticeable foam and let cool 30 minutes. Ladle in prepared containers, cover and let cool in refrigerator.