Spiced Cantaloupe Pickle is a wonderful treat in colder months to enjoy the fruits of summertime. This is great when accompanying lunch or dinner and perfect with burgers.
Spiced Pickled Cantaloupe

Spiced Cantaloupe Pickle
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 1/2 pints
  • 2 Quarts cantaloupe meat, cut into 1 inch squares
  • water
  • 1/4 Cup salt
  • 4 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup vinegar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons whole allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons whole cloves
  1. Select firm, slightly underripe cantaloupe. Cut in half, remove seeds and rind, and cut into 1" squares.
  2. Combine 1 Quart cold water and the salt and stir to dissolve. Pour over cantaloupe meat and let stand 3 hours. Drain.
  3. Add sugar, vinegar and spices to 3 Cups boiling water in a large enamel or stainless steel pot. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the drained cantaloupe and bring to a boil. Boil 10 min, cool, cover and let stand overnight.
  4. Drain the syrup from the cantaloupe. Bring the syrup to a boil and boil 10 minutes. Add the cantaloupe and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and simmer 45 min until cantaloupe pieces are clear and translucent. Pour immediately into hot sterile jars and seal at once.

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