SWEET CUCUMBER PICKLES

Sweet Cucumber Pickles Recipe

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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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

How to Make SWEET CUCUMBER PICKLES

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 -- .
  • 2Pare the cucumbers and quarter, removing the seeds
  • 3Cut into strips and halve.
  • 4Combine the salt and water in a large kettle, stirring to dissolve the salt.
  • 5Add the cucumber strips and allow to sit in the brine about 12 hours.
  • 6DRAIN 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).
  • 77In 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).
  • 8Heat to boiling, adding enough cucumber strips to cover the bottom of the pan, cooking until just slightly transparent.
  • 9Remove the pickles to sterilized jars and repeat til all the cucumbers have been cooked.
  • 10Pour the hot 'syrup' into the pickle jars (to within 1/2 inch from the rim), keeping any leftover syrup
  • 11DO 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.
  • 12Follow this last step each of the following 3 days. SEAL on the third day.

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About SWEET CUCUMBER PICKLES

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian