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Crystal Cukes

4 pounds cucumbers, sliced
1 cup salt
1 gallon water
1 teaspoon alum
1 tablespoon powdered ginger
2 cups water
6 cups sugar
1 quart vinegar
1 tablespoon cinnamon sticks, broken
1 tablespoon whole celery seed
1 tablespoon whole all spice
1 tablespoon whole cloves

Place the washed and sliced cucumbers in a brine made of the salt
and gallon of water. Let stand in the brine for 8 days. Drain.
Boil cucumbers in enough water to cover the cucumbers and the alum.
Drain again. Mix the 2 cups of water, sugar and vinegar. Place
broken cinnamon sticks, all spice, cloves and celery seed in a
cloth sack. Place sack in vinegar mixture. Bring to a boil with
occasional stirring. Drop in cucumbers and boil until clean,
transparent and tender. Pack into hot quart jars. Fill jars to
top with syrup and seal.

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