Sweet Watermelon Rind

Watermelon is a fruit that accompanies us throughout the summer. It contains many minerals and vitamins. Usually we throw watermelon rinds, but with them, we could easily cook a delicious dessert.

Usually we throw watermelon rinds, but with them, we could easily cook a delicious dessert.

Sweet Watermelon Rind

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Albanian
Keyword: embelsire
Sasia: 4 people


  • 1 kg watermelon rind
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 100 gr alum
  • 2 tablespoon whole cloves


  • First, we have to trim most pink and all of the green from watermelon rind. Next step is cutting into 1-2 cm cubes.
  • On a glass bowl, we have to prepare alum bath, and pour watermelon rind inside. Fill with water and leave for about one hour. This process is crucial to have a solid and transparent rind.
  • Rinsing watermelon rind, and put them to cook on medium heat. Pour sugar and water. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 30 minutes.
  • Add the spices and remove from heat. Cover and let it cool.
  • Watermelon rind can preserved in refrigerator or we can fill sterilized jars and put them in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
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