Don’t you just absolutely love watermelon? I like to think of watermelon as the fruit of the summer. Wouldn’t you love to have watermelon year round though? Check out these recipes including ways to perverse your watermelon! 

Watermelon Jerky

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Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Salt
  • Smoked Salt
  • Chili Lime Seasoning

Instructions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 135 degrees F.
  • 2 Wash watermelon, remove the rind.
  • 3 Cut watermelon into long and thin strips.
  • 4 Remove black seeds.
  • 5 Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • 6 Arrange watermelon slices on a baking sheet making sure not to overlap any slices.
  • 7 Season slices to your liking.
  • 8 Bake for 12-18 hours or until the watermelon is dry and crisp.
  • 9 Serve or store in an airtight container for 2-3 months.

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Water or Seltzer Water

Instructions

  • 1 Cut watermelon into small cubes.
  • 2 Lay cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 3 You can also add your watermelon to a blender and pour the puree into an ice cube tray.
  • 4 Place in the freezer.
  • 5 Once frozen, store in a freezer safe bag.
  • 6 When ready to serve, add watermelon ice cubes to your glass and fill with your favorite beverage.

Watermelon Jam

Ingredients

  • 6 cups watermelon, pureed
  • ⅓ cup powdered pectin
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups white sugar or sugar substitute

Instructions

  • 1 Wash watermelon, cut, and scoop out about 7 cups of watermelon into a blender.
  • 2 Puree the watermelon until you have about 6 cups, pureed. You may need to add more watermelon.
  • 3 Add the pureed watermelon to a pot.
  • 4 Add lemon juice and sugar to the pot.
  • 5 Bring to a boil, stirring frequently so that the bottom doesn’t burn.
  • 6 You will want to make sure that the temperature reaches 220 degrees F.
  • 7 Remove from heat and store in airtight jars.
  • 8 Process jars in a water bath for 10 minutes to preserve jam.

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