Watermelon Rind Pie

It may sound strange, but watermelon rind pie is amazing!  Once the rind has been boiled, the consistency is similar to apple, and the taste of the pie will also be comparable to apple pie, considering the spices added.  I’m sure you could come up with other uses for watermelon rinds in the kitchen – if you have any other ideas, please let us know in a comment!

Watermelon Rind Pie

watermelon rind

Why compost it when you can turn it into a great summer dessert!

2 C. peeled & chopped watermelon rind (bite-sized bits)

1 C. sugar

2 tsp.  flour

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

¼ tsp. ground cloves

1/8 tsp. salt

3 Tbs. cider vinegar

½ C. raisins

½ C. chopped pecans

pie crusts

Place rind in a small saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, & simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until translucent &  tender, Remove from heat; drain. Combine rind, sugar & next 8 ingredients, stirring well; set aside. Fit one piecrust in a 9″ pie plate according to package directions. Pour rind mixture into piecrust. Top with remaining piecrust; fold edges under & crimp. Cut small slits in top piecrust with a sharp knife. Bake @ 180°C for 45–50 minutes or until golden, shielding edges of pie with strips of aluminum foil after 25 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool on a wire rack.

2 thoughts on “Watermelon Rind Pie

  1. UltraViolet says:

    Oooo. I love finding weird pie ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Trinity says:

    Thanks! What’s your weirdest pie recipe? I’d love to see it! I’m always looking for ways to shock guests. 🙂

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