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“From Taste of Tennessee magazine.”
7hrs 45mins
3 quarts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve salt in 2 quarts of water.
  2. Pour over rind and let stand 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Drain, rinse and drain again.
  4. Cover with cold water and let stand 3 minutes.
  5. Drain.
  6. Sprinkle ginger over rind.
  7. Cover with water and cook until fork tender.
  8. Drain.
  9. Combine sugar, lemon juice and 7 cups water.
  10. Boil 5 minutes and add rind.
  11. Boil adn cook until rind is clear.
  12. Pack into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
  13. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids.
  14. Process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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