Watermelon rind pickles...any ideas for use?

While visiting my 96 year old great-grandmother (go grandma!) in the heart of Tennessee, I hit up the local farmer's market and picked up a jar of watermelon rind pickles.

I'm not sure if there are better things to do with them other than eat them straight out of the jar.

Anyone have any alternative applications for watermelon rind pickles? They really are delicious, and I would love to bake or cook with them. They have a spiced, pear-like flavor and texture.

Has anyone else had any other experience with these pickles? My grandma said she never made them very often because they took too long to make compared to her other 20+ pickle recipes...

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