Watermelon enthusiasts rejoice!

How many pies can your family eat in a year?

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Watermelon enthusiasts rejoice!

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Post: # 521Unread post Shule
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:34 pm

Hooray! There's a dedicated watermelon forum, now! I've very happy about it!

It's the off-season, but a relative found a barely molding watermelon half in the refrigerator! I grew it in the garden. I didn't know it was still in there (it's been several weeks, I believe). That was the last regular watermelon, anyhow.

We've got loads of Red-seeded Citron watermelons left to eat. We had one volunteer plant, this year, and it produced 29 fruits (26 were mature enough to be very usable)! I've been making them into watermelon crisp, which basically looks and tastes like apple crisp (a little different, but just as good; the fruit texture is firmer, and the taste is a touch different). It's excellent stuff—you could make good pies with them, too. I add brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and citric acid to the filling. The topping for the crisp is made from butter, brown sugar, and oats. One fruit makes about two watermelon crisps.

I still have enough fruits to make probably over 40 pies. That's a lot of dessert!
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet

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Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:54 am

Never grown or eaten citron in a pie or crumble, but have had them made into a candied form and into pickles. Souunds interesting.

I have a serious weakness for melons.
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Post: # 1188Unread post Nan6b
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:06 pm

I have never had a watermelon pie. Sounds intriguing.

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Post: # 1596Unread post Shule
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:39 am

[mention]Nan6b[/mention] I read you can put postage on a watermelon and mail it. I guess that's one way to deal with them if you have extras! Maybe when I get more stamps … 😉 Maybe. Citron watermelons are probably more durable than rocks. I'm sure they would arrive undamaged.
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Post: # 1659Unread post TheDante
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:23 am

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First time I ever heard of watermelon pie too! wow! :o

Glad to know that there are a few fans of this wonderful fruit too

We grew our 1st watermelons this year outdoors and we were blown away by it! No one believe we were able to grow them in Germany´s weather and it was a resounding success! Our neighbours and friends were so impressed! :lol:

We had a massive fruit (almost 7kg) from Jubilee and decent sizes from Charleston Gray and Crimson Sweet. My husband loves watermelon and he was speechless! We all were! The white flesh was even sweet and crisp! The seeds were massive too and definitely will be in our garden next year again :P
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Post: # 1942Unread post Nan6b
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:41 pm

Shule wrote: Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:39 am @Nan6b I read you can put postage on a watermelon and mail it. I guess that's one way to deal with them if you have extras! Maybe when I get more stamps … 😉 Maybe. Citron watermelons are probably more durable than rocks. I'm sure they would arrive undamaged.
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Post: # 4012Unread post hdrider
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:01 pm

Ditto, I never even heard of a watermelon pie...lol It does sound interesting though!
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Post: # 4016Unread post Shule
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:06 pm

[mention]hdrider[/mention]
Imagine apple pie, with firmer fruit slices and a slightly more citrusy taste. That's probably what it would taste like with the filling I used for watermelon crisp.

If you use regular watermelon, you won't get anything like the same results. ;) Use Citron watermelon (or another recipe!)

Maybe watermelon cream pie could be made with raw regular watermelon.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet

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