Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cinnamon Cucumber Pickles

Cinnamon Cucumber Pickles

2 gals Lrg cucumbers
2 c. pickling lime
3 c. dark vinegar
2 gals water
11 c.sugar
1 c. dark vinegar
3 c. water
2 tsps red food coloring
1 (10 oz) pkg red hot candies
1 tbsp alum
8 - 10 cinnamon sticks

Peel, seed and slice cucumbers. Combine lime and water and cucumbers and soak for 24 hours. Drain and wash in cold water. Soaking in cold water for 3 hours-drain. Combine 1 c. dark vinegar, alum and food coloring with cucumbers slices, add enough water to cover. Simmer for 2 hours, drain. Mix sugar and 2 gals. water in a pot. Heat until sugar is dissolved into a syrup. Combine the ingredients and bring to boil. Pour over the drained cucumbers and let stand 24 hours. Drain and heat the syrup 3 times letting it stand 24 hours each time. The last time spoon cucumber in sterilized hot jars and pour hot syrup in each jar, adjust lids and process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.

I pulled this recipe from another home canning website.  I forsee large cucumbers lurking in our garden upon our return home.

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