Christmas Pickles Recipe
9 large cucumbers, (8 to 10)
2 cup pickling lime
2 gal water
1 cup vinegar
1 bottle red food coloring
1 (shilling's is prettiest)
1 tbsp alum
2 cup vinegar
10 cup sugar, (5 pounds)
2 cup water
14 oz red hots, (12-14 oz.)
8 cinnamon sticks, l per jar
2 tsp salt
8 pt canning jars
1. Peel and remove seeds from 8 to 10 large cucumbers. Seeds can be
removed with an apple corer. Slice into 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide rings.
Soak overnight in lime and water in a porcelain container (use
2. Wash, drain; soak in clear water and covered with ice cubes for 3
hours. Drain. 3. Put in large pot. Cover with water and other
ingredients for the boiling solution. Boil for 1 hour; then drain. 4.
Make syrup and bring to boil to dissolve sugar. Use one cinnamon
stick for each jar you think you will have. Pour syrup over cucumbers
and let stand overnight. 5. Drain syrup from cucumbers into separate
pan and bring to a boil. Pour back over cucumbers. After cool, cover
with Saran wrap. 6. Repeat step 5 for 3 days. 7. On the fourth
morning, heat syrup again. While heating, pack cucumbers in
sterilized pint jars (larger jars can be used) with cinnamon stick.
Pour heated juice into jars to fill up almost to top. If you don't
have enough, make more juice of water and red food coloring. Seal
jars. Putting in water bath is optional.
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