Christmas pickles
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Christmas pickles
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:16:17 AM. Recipe ID 46059. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Christmas pickles
 Categories: Holidays, Gift, Pickles
      Yield: 8 Servings
 
MMMMM----------------------SOAKING SOLUTION---------------------------
      9    Large cucumbers; (8 to 10)
      2 c  Pickling lime
      2 ga Water

MMMMM----------------------BOILING SOLUTION---------------------------
      1 c  Vinegar
      1    Bottle Red Food Coloring
           (Shilling's is prettiest)
      1 tb Alum

MMMMM---------------------------SYRUP--------------------------------
      2 c  Vinegar
     10 c  Sugar; (5 pounds)
      2 c  Water
     14 oz Red hots; (12-14 oz.)
      8    Cinnamon sticks; l per jar
      2 ts 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
  non-aluminum).
  
  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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Recipe ID 46059 (Apr 03, 2005)

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