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Sweet Pickles

Equipment needed:
Lg. glass, stainless, or plastic crock (5 gal.).
Lg. soup pot
Hot water bath canner
10 wide mouth pint jars/seals/rings. Do NOT use aluminum, copper or iron.

7 lbs. cucumbers, sliced thin
2 c. pickling lime
2 gal. water

(can use less water/lime as long as you follow the same ratio)
Soak 12-15 hours in lime solution, completely coving cucumbers (use
plate or something heavy to weigh them down).

Rinse 3 times. Soak in ice water 3 hours.

Make brine solution:

10 c. white 5% vinegar
6 c. sugar
1 tbsp. pickling salt
2 tsp.whole cloves
2 tsp. pickling spices
1 tsp. celery seed

Heat solution just long enough to dissolve sugar. Add cucumbers.
Soak 5 - 6 hours.

Bring to a boil and boil cucumbers until clear (appx. 35 - 40
minutes). Pack in hot, sterilizer jars and pour brine to 1/2" from
top. Hot water bath 5 - 6 minutes (more for higher altitudes).
Makes 10 pints. Ready to eat.

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