Seven-Day Sweet Pickles Recipe
7 lb medium-sized cucumbers (about 3 lon, g)
1 boiling water
1 qt apple cider vinegar
8 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp mixed pickling spices
Scrub the cucumbers; put them in a large dishpan or crock and cover
them with boiling water. Let stand for 24 hours. On day 2 drain them,
then cover them again with fresh boiling water. Repeat process on day
4. On day 5 drain the pickles, then cut them into 1/4" slices.
Combine the vinegar, sugar and seasonings and bring to a boil. Pour
over the sliced pickles.
On day 6 drain the syrup into a saucepan, bring to a boil and pour
over the pickles once again. Repeat the process on day 7, then spoon
the pickles and syrup into hot steralized jars and seal. Makes about
7 pints. Source: The Best Of Amish Cooking by Phyllis Pellman
Michael Hatala, Prodigy Food & Wine Board
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