Cantaloupe Pickles - Just Fruit Recipes

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Cantaloupe Pickles

1 medium cantaloupe
1 quart vinegar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground mace
2 cinnamon sticks - (3" ea)
2 tablespoons ground cloves
4 cups sugar

Peel cantaloupe and cut into 1-inch sections. Combine vinegar and water in kettle and add spices. Place cantaloupe in non-metal container and pour vinegar water over it, let stand overnight.

In morning drain cantaloupe (save brine) and bring vinegar mixture to boil. Add sugar and cantaloupe and cook until melon is transparent, about 1 hour.

Pack into hot pint jars and add boiling syrup leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids. Process in boiling-water bath for 10 minutes.

This recipe yields 2 pints.

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