Red Hots (CANDIED CUCUMBERS)

LaDesta Henry

By
@NanasPuddin

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law because my husband loves them and this past summer I had an aubadance of cucumbers. It does however take five days to make this recipe and plenty of space. I have given them away for Christmas gifts as well until my husband found out...lol.


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Serves:

12 pints

Prep:

24 Hr

Cook:

24 Hr

Ingredients

2 c
lime (pickling lime)
8 1/2 qt
water

DAY 2

1 c
vinegar
1 Tbsp
alum
1 bottle
small red food coloring
3 1/2 c
vinegar
3 1/2 c
water
10 c
sugar
3 pkg
6oz bags of red cinnamon candies
8 stick
cinnamon

DAY 3

1 c
sugar
all liquid from day 2

DAY 4

1 c
sugar
all liquid from day 3

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1st Day

Peel, core and cut into chunks 2 gallons cucumbers (Use large ones) Mix a solution of: 2 cups of lime and 8 1/2 quarts of water

Let cucumbers soak in solution for 24 hours in a non-metal container.
2
2nd Day

Remove cucumbers from lime and rinse 3 times. Let stand for 3 hours in ice water. Mix a solution of: 1 cup vinegar, 1 small bottle red food coloring, 1 tablespoon alum

Place cucumbers in a large pan (like a roaster). Mix enough water with the solution to cover cucumbers, bring to boil then simmer for 2 hours. Drain liquid off and throw away.

Add a mixture of: 3 1/2 cups vinegar, 10 cups sugar, 3 1/2 cups water, 8 sticks cinnamon, 3-6 ounce packages cinnamon candies

Bring to a boil, stirring till candies are dissolved. Pour over cucumbers and let stand 24 hours.
3
3rd Day

Drain liquid off into a dutch oven and add 1 cup sugar, bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers and let stand 24 hours.
4
4th Day

Same as third day.
5
5th Day

Bring to boil all ingredients, then place in jars and seal. (You can put jars in a hot water bath for 15 minutes if you desire, but not necessary.) Better to do one batch at a time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #cucumbers, #red, #hots