Make a Watermelon Pie
A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. As with many other fruits, it is a source of vitamin C.
The inner rind of the watermelon, which is usually a light green or white color,
is edible and contains many hidden nutrients that most people avoid eating due to its unappealing flavor. Watermelon rinds are, sometimes used as a vegetable.
In China, they are stir-fried, stewed or more often pickled. When stir-fried, the de-skinned
and de-fruited rind is cooked with olive oil, garlic, chili peppers, scallions, sugar and rum.
Pickled watermelon rind is also commonly consumed in the Southern US.
Watermelon juice can also be made into wine and jelly. Watermelon rind can be used to make a pie. Watermelon pulp makes great smoothies.
Watermelon is also mildly diuretic. Watermelons contain large amounts of beta carotene.
Watermelon with red flesh is a significant source of lycopene.
Watermelon is for everyone all year round. It is sweet, juicy, bright and fun!
It's not just for summer. It's not just for slicing.
Things you'll need to make a watermelon pie;
2 -cups watermelon rind, peeled and chopped
1- cup white granulated sugar
3- tablespoons all-purpose flour
1- teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4- teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4- ground cloves
1/8- teaspoon salt
3- tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2- cup raisins or cran-raisins
1/2- cup chopped pecans or walnuts
pie crust for 2-crust pie
Place watermelon rind in a small sauce pan; add water to cover. Bring to boil; cover,
reduce heat, simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Combine rind, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, vinegar, raisins, and pecans; stir to combine well.
Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Top with remaining crust. Cut small slits in top crust for air vents.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.
Cool, and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.