If you have never tried watermelon jelly, don’t wait any longer. We grow watermelon and always have extra. Perfect solution is to make watermelon jelly. I gave a jar to a friend and she reported back both her and her husband loved it.
This recipe is for you Claudette.
12 cups watermelon (no seeds or rind)
10 cups sugar
9 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 packages dry pectin
Place diced watermelon in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour watermelon into large stock pot and bring to a slow boil. Add lemon juice.
In separate bowl put in 3/4 cup sugar and pectin. Add mixture to the watermelon juice.
Turn heat to medium to high heat and bring to a full boil. Stir so it doesn’t stick and burn. When reaches a full boil, add rest of sugar. Boil for 1 minute.
Fill jars and wipe rims clean. Add lid and ring.
Process in water bath for 10 minutes.
Soon you will have beautiful red watermelon jelly to slather on toast, sandwiches, crackers etc. ENJOY!