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Uses for leftover Watermelon Pickle syrup?

Posted by linnea56 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 13:48

The base was sugar, vinegar, and water; then the spices added.

It seems a shame to just throw it out. It seemed like a lot was needed to properly boil the watermelon rind, but I have cups of syrup left over after packing up the cooked rind. It's partly caramelized, about the same thickness as corn syrup, and loaded with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. With a hint of watermelon flavor. It is sweeter than maple syrup or the kinds of syrup you use for pancakes; and I don't make pancakes anyway.

I'll try some to sweeten my homemade kefir in place of the agave syrup I was using. Plus try it on oatmeal. But I'm drawing a blank on what else I can use it for. Any ideas? Thanks!

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RE: Uses for leftover Watermelon Pickle syrup?

Made a great dessert last night. Grilled pineapple slices that had been soaked in a rum / brown sugar / vanilla sauce. Served a scoop of ice cream with the pineapple and topped with some of the sauce.

I could see doing this with watermelon ( not grilled ) as a super dessert.

Also great just over ice cream.

RE: Uses for leftover Watermelon Pickle syrup?

I would add a shot or two of dark rum to the syrup, marinate some peach halves in it and then grill them to serve with grilled pork or chicken.

RE: Uses for leftover Watermelon Pickle syrup?

Good suggestions! I did drizzle some over sliced homegrown peaches last night.

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