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Cantaloupe recipes anyone?

 
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so far on epicurious i have found pickles ( looks like a pickled peach recipe) ,a salted jam and a salsa that may or may not holding up well.  Most of them were for salads and fresh uses.  Share em if ya gotta em!
 
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I like cantaloupe in a smoothie! Also, I have heard of making watermelon chips, I wonder if cantaloupe would be good like that?
 
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Oh, Amy, you're making me crave some cantaloupe fruit leather! I've never even heard of such a thing, but now I know I must have it...
 
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SPICED CANTALOUPE PICKLE  (recipe from epicurious.com)
2 quarts cantaloupe cubed
water
1\4 cup salt
1 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
1&1\2 tablespoons each whole clove and allspice berries
dissolve salt in water and cover cantaloupe allow t sit for at least 3 hours. Refrigerate.

Drain cubes
in 3 cups boiling water add sugar and spices bring to boil stir till sugar dissolves boil 10 minutes. Add in cantaloupe bring to boil again reduce heat simmer 45 min till cantaloupe bits are translucent. Process

IN MY WORLD THERES NO TIME FOR DAT..... So I plan to boil chunks for 10 minutes and then water-bath for another 35min.
 
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SALTED HONEY CANTALOUPE JAM (epicurious.com)
4 cups coarse chopped cantaloupe
1 cup sugar
1\3 cup fresh lemon juice
1\2 cup honey
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon powdered pectin
melon and 1 cup water in pot boil use potato masher, add sugar lemon boil stir constantly, cook 15-20 min till thick. Add honey salt and pectin boil vigorously 2 min process.

IN MY WORLD.. Its all going in the Crock-Pot it's going to cook down to apple butter consistency then I'll water bath it. Work smarter not harder.
 
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Melon Pie. I don't have my recipe handy, but if you do a search for it, thousands of recipes come up. The filling could probably also be used for Melon Bars or Melon Cobbler.

 
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I have heard that you can puree cantaloupe, freeze in cubes and use in smoothies.

I have also heard of a chilled cantaloupe soup.

I know I have gotten cantaloupe in a frozen fruit mix though I don't remember liking it that way.
 
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Peel the melon, cut in half and deseed. Slice melon with a mandolin into 1/4" slices and dehydrate. Very yummy all winter, if they last that long.
 
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Rebecca Fussner wrote: Work smarter not harder.



I like that thought. Sometimes "lazy" is a synonym for "smart" in my dictionary, LOL!

Have you tried any of the recipes you've posted? How did you like them?
 
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I haven't tried any, but recipes for cantaloupe gazpacho have caught my eye.
 
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If I really had a lot I'd make wine...or vinegar.
 
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Here's a video on making cantaloupe candy:


Also maybe ice pops or like a granita/ Italian ice?  Even ice cream might work.
 
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I baked spiced cantaloupe bread by replacing the fruit in a banana bread recipe. It turned out really good and is a family favorite for really ripe/sweet melons. I mashed the fruit and drained much of the juice off before using.
 
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This year I had a glut of muskmelons (the wider category including cantaloupe, I think) so we chunked some and froze it. Later put it in the strong blender with a little sugar and lemon juice, and an underripe peach, and it turned into a gorgeous soft sorbet.
 
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