Bitter Socialite: Cantaloupe Preserves

Bitter Socialite: Cantaloupe Preserves


4 cups chopped cantaloupe

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 cup honey

2 teaspoons pectin


1. Bring cantaloupe to a boil with 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, mash cantaloupe slightly with a potato masher. Allow to boil for 5 minutes.

2. Add sugar and lemon juice. Let boil for 15 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

3. Stir in salt, honey, and pectin. Bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and spoon into jars. Refrigerate. Jam can be refrigerated for up to a month.

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