Thursday, March 21, 2019

Cantaloupe Pickle (1890)

"Peel a large unripe cantaloupe, remove seeds and membrane, cut into small pieces. Cover with white vinegar, then pour off all the vinegar and measure it.

"To every pint of vinegar add 1-3/4 cups brown sugar (firmly packed), 8 whole cloves, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon mace. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add melon and cook over low heat until tender and almost transparent. 

"With a slotted spoon, transfer cantaloupe to a bowl. Continue to boil pickling liquid for about 12 minutes. Pour over melon. Cool completely before using.. Makes about 1 quart."

More "Lost" American Heritage Cookbook Recipe
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(Origin - "The American Heritage Cookbook and Illustrated History of American Eating and Drinking" by the editors of American Heritage magazine, 1964.)

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