Tzmeroog Rechel

Tzmeroog Rechel
Recipe type: Dessert
Tzmeroog Rechel is an Armenian food recipe for watermelon preserves.
  • 6 cups watermelon rind
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. rind of lemon or orange
  • 1 tbsp. whole clove
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  1. Prepare watermelon rind by cutting it ¼ inch thick and cubed. Leave on a small amount of watermelon on the rind for color.
  2. Boil water with salt and add watermelon rind. Cook until rind is tender or when easily pierced with fork. Drain.
  3. Cook sugar, juice, cloves, cinnamon and lemon or orange rind over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Boil until mixture turns to syrup, about 15 minutes. Add melon rind and boil until rind appears clear or transparent.
  5. Cool and bottle.

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