Spiced Watermelon Honey


Spiced Watermelon Honey

Why let the bees have all the fun? Make your own spiced watermelon honey that will be so good, people will be asking you if you keep hives in the back yard. This is also a good watermelon recipe if you want to use up some of that tasty melon!


  • 3 pounds watermelon rind
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 3 pieces of whold dried gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Remove all green outer rind and red meat from watermelon rind: discard.
  2. Force remaining rind through food chopper, using coarse blade. Measure; there should be 6 cups.
  3. Put in kettle with water. Cook slowly, uncovered, for 25 minutes, or until melon is translucent. Add sugar and lemon.
  4. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag and add with salt to first mixture.
  5. Cook slowly, stirring frequently, for 1 hour, or until thickened.
  6. Remove spice bag; ladle mixture into hot sterilized jars; seal.
  7. Makes 2 1/2 pints.

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