Old Country Watermelon Syrup Recipe submitted by Corinne.
Old Country Watermelon Syrup
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
1-1/2 pound piece of seedless watermelon (weighed with rind on), seeds removed (weigh it at the store, make a note so dividing it is easy)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. To prepare watermelon syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and mint. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat. Let steep 30 minutes.
2. Cut the watermelon from the rind in chunks. Puree in a food processor. Strain the sugar syrup into the puree and mix, adding the lemon juice.
For true syrup, there’s alot of mashing/straining … 7 quarts of melon for 1 finished quart.
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