Candied Cucumber Rings
- 2 gallons cucumber rings seeded, peeled
- 2 cups lime
- 4 cups vinegar
- Red or green food coloring
- 1 teaspoon alum
- 5 pounds sugar
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 1 package cinnamon heart candy - (8 to 10 oz)
Combine cucumber rings and 8 1/2 quarts lime water in large container. Let stand 24 hours. Drain; then rinse. Cover with water, let stand 3 hours. Drain.
Place cucumbers in large skillet; add 1 cup vinegar, food coloring, alum and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; then simmer for 2 hours and drain.
Combine 3 cups vinegar, 3 cups water, sugar, cinnamon and candy in large dishpan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cucumbers; let stand 24 hours. Drain, reserving syrup.
Bring syrup to a boil, pouring over cucumbers. Let stand 24 hours. Repeat process 1 more day. Then heat syrup and cucumbers together. Place in jars and seal. Ripe or yellow cucumbers are better.
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