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Trace Barnett The Bitter Socialite makes Canteloupe Refrigerator Preserves

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 15:26:48-04

Trace Barnett of The Bitter Socialite blog made Canteloupe Refrigerator Preserves. (see recipe below) For more of Trace's recipes and entertaining ideas, go to


Canteloupe Refrigerator Preserves

4 c cantaloupe, seeds and skin removed

1 c water

1 c sugar

1/3 c lemon juice

1 T fruit pectin

1 t kosher salt

Canning jars

Remove seeds and skin from cantaloupe, coarsely chop and place in a large stock pot. Add water and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 4-5 minutes till cantaloupe softens. Mash cantaloupe in the pan with a potato masher, leaving some small pieces to give your preserves texture. Add sugar and lemon juice, bringing to a boil again and then simmer till sugar is dissolved. Add fruit pectin and salt, bring to a boil one more time and simmer until mixture thickens. Ladle into clean canning jars and refrigerate until ready to use. Preserves will stay fresh for about a month.

These preserves are great served with pork or chicken, on a charcuterie board or on a biscuit or toast!