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10 Day Sweet Pickles

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Ingredients

  • 7 pounds cucumbers (small to medium)
  • 1 pint salt
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 2 tablespoons alum
  • 6 pounds sugar
  • 3 pints apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons celery seed
  • 4 teaspoons mixed spice

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Preparation

Step 1

Wash 7 pounds cucumbers (small); cut in 1/2 inch slices. Dissolve 1 pint salt, 1 gallon cold water. Pour over chips and weight down. Let stand 5 days. Stir daily. Drain and soak in cold water for 2 days. Stir daily. Drain. Dissolve 2 tablespoons alum and 1 gallon boiling water. Pour over ships and let stand 24 hours, then drain. Cover with boiling water and let stand until water is cold. Drain. Dissolve 6 pounds of sugar, 3 pints vinegar, 4 teaspoons celery seed, 4 teaspoons mixed spice and pour over chips - let stand 24 hours. Drain. Bring surup to boil. Pour over pickles and let stand 24 hours. Drain syrup and bring to boil, pour over pickles packed in jars and seal. Crisp!

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