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Watermelon Pie Recipe

By Edited Mar 4, 2016 3 12

Make a Watermelon Pie

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 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
Step 1...
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.

Chopped watermelon
watermelon rinds

Step 2...
Combine rind, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, vinegar, raisins, and pecans; stir to combine well.

Step 3...
Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Top with remaining crust. Cut small slits in top crust for air vents.

line pie dish (24354)
crimp edges (24355)
cut slits (24356)
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.
Cool, and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Comments

Aug 13, 2010 2:54pm
divaonline
I'm a watermelon fanatic. But I've never done anything with the rind except throw it out. I can't imagine what this tastes like so I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks!
Aug 13, 2010 2:58pm
Lynsuz
It tastes great, the rind takes on the other flavors
May 11, 2011 9:24am
Sullysee
Who knew--a watermelon pie? What a great watermelon dessert recipe, I love the additional nuts, raisins and spices. Very nice pictures and article construction.
May 11, 2011 9:28am
Lynsuz
Watermelon pie is a great way to use the rind. There is a site that has many good watermelon recipes, not sure what it is called.
Jun 3, 2011 4:45pm
Venetia
I am with Sullysee - Who Knew! I am convinced this is delicious...and Asian fruit, at that (and uhm, peanuts). As divaonline noted - I only knew to throw them away. Great Job!
Jun 3, 2011 7:08pm
Deborah-Diane
I have never heard of watermelon pie. What a clever idea. Thanks for the great idea!
Jun 3, 2011 7:31pm
Lynsuz
Thanks ladies, give it a try I promise you won't be sorry.
Jun 3, 2011 10:18pm
mommymommymommy
Lynsuz, I just composed the rinds an entire watermelon a few hours ago! And I just bought a pie crust dough at the store to make a strawberry pie! I will try this recipe...looks like a winner!
Jun 9, 2011 2:17pm
Lynsuz
You can also use the rind in that strawberry pie. Kind of like a strawberry rubarb pie, but not as tart. Thanks MMM.
Jun 4, 2011 12:28am
noryanna
Interesting article. I've never actually heard of watermelon pie before. My grandmother used to make watermelon rind jelly. A little off topic but if you haven't seen the story on exploding watermelons in China, you should check it out. Watermelons literally exploding in the fields due to excessive use of fertilizers.
Jun 9, 2011 2:16pm
Lynsuz
Wow, interesting. Don't buy watermelon, grow my own. I make watermelon jelly,(I use the juice for jelly) rind pickles, use in stir fry, and pie. Of course, we eat a lot of it fresh too.
Jun 5, 2011 9:42pm
livluvlaf729
Never had watermelon pie but since I love watermelon it sounds like a perfect summer dessert!
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