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I mentioned last week that I had a couple of watermelons left to dispose of and I thought I might do something a little different with them. 

A lady from church had given me a clipping from the newspaper that was of watermelon recipes.  I thought that the watermelon pudding tart sounded particularly interesting.  Instead of making a tart from it though, I chose to just make the pudding in cups.  Of course I added a little vanilla to the recipe because I can't leave well enough alone.

We had it for dessert Tuesday night and it was interesting.  I think it would have made a nice ending to a light summer meal.  The texture was beautiful but it was not really sweet enough for me; it would have been perfect balance though with the added sweetness of the graham crust and whipped cream had I used it in a tart.  I made another batch using a tad more sugar, vanilla again, and a little mint extract.  It was so much better the second time around. 

Here is the original recipe.

I had another pickled watermelon rind recipe that I wanted to try, this time from Paula Deen.  So far, I have liked all of the recipes for rind pickles, but these were definitely in the top two batches.  The pop of the peppercorns was really tasty.  I didn't put as much sugar as it said because I didn't want them candied, just pickled. 

This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.


  1. Oh Pary,
    You have got me drooling over this recipe! It looks so good, sure wish I had some. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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