My Grandmother saved the rind of a watermelon and instead of throwing it out, sliced it, cooked and candied it. Of course, I had to try this.
Aunt Ann remembers it well. She said it was delicious. And she is right.
Think 'Lemon Gummy Bears". They are translucent medallions of chewy sweetness.
I like that they are all natural with no chemical preservatives. The rind candied is preserved.
Not sure they will last for very long around here...
I used lemon juice and the zest of two lemons and some cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla to flavor.
Sugar to taste. Recipe online. Fairly easy to do!
I got about two quarts of candy from a small melon.
How Old Timey is that? Grin