Watermelon Harvest Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Watermelon Harvest Pie

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"Made with the rind of the watermelon. Let the hogs go hungry tonight!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place watermelon rind in a saucepan and cover with water and bring this to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or until the rind becomes tender and translucent. Remove from heat and drain.
  3. Place cooked watermelon rind in a large bowl and add the cranberries, walnuts and vinegar. Combine the sugar, pumpkin pie spice, flour, and the salt. Add this to the rind mixture and stir well.
  4. Line a 9 inch pie plate with bottom pastry, trim the pastry even with the edge. Add the filling. Roll out the remaining pastry and make a lattice crust. Seal and flute edges.
  5. Cover pie with aluminum foil and bake at 425 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  6. In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, orange rind and orange juice. Stir to combine, and spoon over hot pie. Cool on a wire rack.
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Jul 26, 2005

i eat a lot of melon and thought it would be a good way to use the rind. this is definitely different and not bad. you have to like a crunchy type pie with the rind, nuts, and dried cranberries. flavor is good, just didn't care for the texture. i would chop the rind even smaller and less nuts if i made it again.

Mar 03, 2004



5 Ratings

Aug 14, 2009

This pie reminds me of a meatless mincemeat pie, taste and texture is almost identical. I'm not a huge fan of mincemeat unless it's chopped real fine. If I ever made it again, I would definetely chop it up alot smaller and cook the rind alot longer. Taste test the rind, to see if it's to your liking. I think it might be even better if the skin was peeled off too.

Nov 30, 2007

This was just not to my liking, mainly because I don't like this kind of pie. It would be great in Fall (I made it in August), and is a great way to use up watermelon rind. In my family we eat up a lot of watermelon. I would recommend it if you liked fruitcake. That is what it reminded me of.


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  • Calories
  • 459 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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