April 5, 2010

RED HOT CUCUMBER PICKLES

2 Gal. Lg. Cucumbers
2 C. Pickling Lime
1 C. Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Alum from " Drug Store"
1 Bottle red food coloring
2C. Vinegar
5 lbs. sugar
2 Lg. Pkg. red hot candy
8 cinnamon sticks

Peel,Quarter and seed cucumbers. Need 2 Gallons of cucumbers after peeling. Cut into strips about the size of French Fries. Soak 24 hrs. in pickling lime with enough water to cover cucumbers. Drain and wash well.

Add 1 cup vinegar,alum,food coloring and enough water to cover, Simmer 2 hours and drain well. Add 2 Cups vinegar, 4 cups water, sugar, candy and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil. Remove from stove.
Let set 24 hrs hours. Bring back to boil. Remove from stove. Let sit another 24 hours. Bring to a boil. Put in a Hot Sterilized jars. Makes 10-12 pints. Makes good Christmas gifts.

This was sent in an email. so I posted it, 4/05/2010

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