Golden Kiss Melon-Lime Preserves

 

If you love the flavor of raw Golden Kiss melons, you won't believe how delicious they are cooked and spread on a warm, toasted slice of bread.  

 

Cooking this melon, very slowly, for a long period of time, transforms fresh, juicy bites into a unexpected sweet, candy-like treat.  Adding citrus to the preserves lightens and brightens the flavor.  It's delectable!

 

So the next time you're at the market and you reach for a jar of your typical jarred preserves, think again and head to the produce department for a fresh Golden Kiss.

 

Golden Kiss Melon-Lime Preserves Recipe:

 

Makes about 2 cups

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Active Work Time: 10 minutes

 

4 cups Golden Kiss melon, cut into a small dice -- about 1/4-inch cubes (from about 1/2 of a melon)

Zest of 1 medium-large lime

Juice of 1 medium-large lime

1/3 cup granulated sugar

 

1.  Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized sauce pot, and mix to combine.

 

2.  Place the pot over medium-high heat.  Once it starts bubbling, turn the heat to low and simmer, uncovered until it's thick, and the melon is bright orange, about 1 hour, 20 minutes.  (Check on the preserves every now and then -- it should be simmering gently.  If it's to strong a simmer on the lowest heat, move the pot a bit to one side, and then switch sides about halfway through the cooking process.  This is important because it can brown or burn with too much heat.)

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