2 1/2 pounds peeled and diced cantaloupe
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 peel of tangerine or orange
Place cantaloupe covered with sugar in a covered bowl and put in refrigerator for 24 hours.
Drain the cantaloupe, pouring off the sugar and liquid in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium flame and boil for 5 minutes.
Add diced cantaloupe, vanilla extract and peel. Insert candy thermometer and simmer, stirring occasionally until the thermometer reaches jelly temperature. Pour into sterilized jars; seal with wax and store in cool place.
Makes about 2 pints.