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Citron Melon

  • Melon
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • Lemon rind
Pare off the hard, green rind and cut the melon in quarters. Take out the seed, then cut into squares or slices half an inch in thickness and weigh it.

Allow a pound of sugar to every pound of citron.

Put the melon in a pan of cold water with a handful of salt for about an hour. When done, rinse it clean in clean, fresh water.

Make a weak syrup of sugar (not what was weighed) and water. Put the citron in it and boil for approximately ten minutes (be patient, you rascal). Take the citron out and throw away the syrup.

Make another syrup with the sugar you weighed and a little cold water. Put the citron in it and boil until clear and tender, skimming it well. Add the lemon juice, being careful to pick out the seeds. Pare the rind off thin with a sharp knife and boil with the citron for about 15 minutes before you remove it from the fire.

When the melon is done, put in small jars, a little peel in each one. Let it stand in a cool place until the next day, then close up the jars.
Submitted by Tess M Jul 23, 2010
15 min 30 min 45 min
Recipe Rascal