Canning Recipes

Spiced Cantaloupe
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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4 medium cantaloupes
3 quarts water
2 teaspoons alum
4 cups sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup water
4 cinnamon sticks - (3" ea)
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon whole allspice

Cut melons lengthwise into eighths. Remove seeds, peel and cut each
section into 1/2-inch pieces. Combine water and alum; pour over melon and
cover. Let stand overnight. Drain.

In deep pot, mix sugar, vinegar, water and spices tied in a cheesecloth
bag. Add melon, cover and boil 15 minutes. Remove spice bag. Pack melon
pieces tightly into hot sterilized jars. Pour boiling syrup over melon,
to within 1/8-inch from top, making sure melon is covered. Seal at once.

This recipe yields 5 pints.

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