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

Step-By-Step

11st 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.
22nd 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.
33rd 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.
44th Day

Same as third day.
55th 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