Sweet Cucumber Pickles Recipe

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SWEET CUCUMBER PICKLES

sharon flanagan

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@sharflan

A 'hand-me down' from my Great Grandmother (and before?) these are AMAZING! Everyone argues that it can't be cucumbers!! I've been told they belong in a pie - so sweet and in their own dark syrup. Lots of work but VERY worth the effort!


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Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Ingredients

6 (12) large
cucumbers, x-large yellow*
1 c
salt
4 1/2 c
water
1 qt
vinegar
6-7 c
white sugar
1 tsp
turmeric
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
clove
2
bay leaves, whole
2 Tbsp
mustard seeds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
* The x-large yellow cucumbers are a particular type. If they are not available to you, regular cucumbers will do but increase the number to 12.

**Brine time (12 hrs) is not included nor are the 3 days -- .
2
Pare the cucumbers and quarter, removing the seeds
3
Cut into strips and halve.
4
Combine the salt and water in a large kettle, stirring to dissolve the salt.
5
Add the cucumber strips and allow to sit in the brine about 12 hours.
6
DRAIN WELL.
7In a kettle, combine vinegar, sugar and spices. (The spices may be tied into a cheesecloth bag or left in the pot. I leave them in the pot).
7
7In a kettle, combine vinegar, sugar and spices. (The spices may be tied into a cheesecloth bag or left in the pot. I leave them in the pot).
8
Heat to boiling, adding enough cucumber strips to cover the bottom of the pan, cooking until just slightly transparent.
9
Remove the pickles to sterilized jars and repeat til all the cucumbers have been cooked.
10
Pour the hot 'syrup' into the pickle jars (to within 1/2 inch from the rim), keeping any leftover syrup
11
DO NOT SEAL THE JARS! Cover the jars and each morning for the next 3 days, drain off the 'syrup' into your kettle (with any leftover syrup, boiling for 5 minutes & pour over the pickles.
12
Follow this last step each of the following 3 days. SEAL on the third day.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian