"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
Southern Beaten Biscuits (1857)
(Origin - "The American Heritage Cookbook and Illustrated History of American Eating and Drinking" by the editors of American Heritage magazine, 1964.)