Watermelon Jam Recipe

Ingredients – 4 cups watermelon rind cut into small pieces – 1 large apple peeled, cored and cut into small pieces – 1 cup sugar – juice of one lemon *use 2 lemons if doubling recipe – 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cook Time: 1 hr


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1 8oz jar



prep Time

10 min


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Looking for a watermelon jam recipe? Try our Homemade Watermelon Rind Jam! A delicious jam made with watermelon rind, apple, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. So easy to make and it comes together without pectin! After eating the juicy red watermelon pulp, use the peeled rind to make this sweet, vanilla-flavored jam

How do you make homemade watermelon rind jam? This is a really easy and delicious jam recipe. You don’t even need pectin and it just goes in the fridge when it’s ready. Similar to the prep for our easy pickled watermelon rind: The first step is to peel off the tough green skin, chop up the white remains with some of the pink still on it. Next step is to add this to a large sauce pan with apple pieces, sugar, lemon juice and a little bit of vanilla. It all cooks down to a sticky and lovely mixture.

You could even leave it as it is in the sticky and delicious pieces or with an emulsifier carefully blend it all to a jam (you could also carefully add it to a blender and blend to a jam). It’s safest to allow the mixture to completely cool down before emulsifying.


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