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9 day pickles sweet and crisp by freda

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Vanc. (born in Savannah, Ga), WA

I have made Both 9 day and 14 day pickles, thay are both my favorite Sweet pickles to make. These are very tasty stay crispy, and sweet for Years. Very Easy, even for You beginners. Just be sure you use a glass container Big enough for the Pickles, or a crock, but No metal. I have used gallon jars and crocks, or even a big enamal pot they all work well.

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr 20 Min

Ingredients For 9 day pickles sweet and crisp by freda

  • 7 lbs
    about 7 lbs small pickling cukes 4-5
  • alum, (the size of a walnut) is used for crispness
  • 3 pints
    vinegar white
  • 3 lbs
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz
    celery seed
  • 1 oz
    cinnamon or sticks
  • canning salt (un-iodized) @ 2 cups per gal water)
  • option:(sub 2 tbs pickling spice for above spices)

How To Make 9 day pickles sweet and crisp by freda

  • 1
    add 2 cups salt to 1 gallon boiling water Pour water over whole cukes . Soak Pickles in canning salt water 3 days, in cool spot, then drain. (Weight down pickles under brine with a Plate and a canning Jar filled with water on top if the plate for weight.)
  • 2
    Soak in clear Fresh water (no salt) 3 more days , changing to fresh water every day. note this = 6 days
  • 3
    7th day, Cut into chunks 1" size pickles Simmer in vinegar, add alum, continue to simmer 2 hrs.
  • 4
    add & Heat remaining ingredients, Sugar, and spices, bring to boil, and pour over chunks of pickles. Drain solution, (do not toss it out) reserve and Bring same solution to a boil for next 3 days and Pour over Pickles . . making a total of 9 days. pack pickles into jars, add liquid, on last day & Seal. Makes approx 7-9 pints depends on how many cukes and size you use. Be sure to use small pickling cukes they are the Best for Pickles.