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Red Hots (CANDIED CUCUMBERS)
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small red food coloring
6oz bags of red cinnamon candies
How to Make Red Hots (CANDIED CUCUMBERS)
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.
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.
Drain liquid off into a dutch oven and add 1 cup sugar, bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers and let stand 24 hours.
Same as third 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.
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Posted: Fri, Dec 9, 2011