CHRISTMAS RED PICKLES (to begin serving at Thanksgiving)

Christmas Red Pickles (to Begin Serving At Thanksgiving) Recipe

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Jewel Hall

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I make a ton of Lime Cucumber Pickles. This past summer I made several jars for my next door neighbor, a 50 + gentleman. He blows off my porches and driveways, such a dear son of my 90 year old neighbor. He LOVES these Pickles and I have already given him 2 more quarts. It's his bed time snack. His plan is that next year we'll make 3 times as much because he has already eaten all of his. These pickles really dress up for serving at Thanksgiving and Christmas....I WILL ALSO POST THE REGULAR RECIPE...jewel

Rating:
★★★★☆ 3 votes
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Serves:
20
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr

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CHRISTMAS RED PICKLES

7 lb
large cucumbers
1 c
pickling lime
2 tsp
red food coloring drops
1 tsp
powdered alum
1 c
distilled white vinegar
7 c
white sugar
2 c
distilled white vinegar
2 c
water
1 c
cinnamon red hot candy
4 stick
cinnamon

How to Make CHRISTMAS RED PICKLES (to begin serving at Thanksgiving)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Peel cucumbers, half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Cut the cucumbers into 1/4 inch half circles, and place in a glass or ceramic crock. Dissolve the pickling lime in 1 qt of room temperature water, pour over cucumbers, then add additional water until the cucumbers are covered by about 1/2 inch. Let stand at room temperature about 24 hours.
  • 2Drain the Cucumbers and rinse well with cold water. Place in a large non aluminum stock pot, and cover with cold water. Allow to stand 3 hours then drain and rinse again.
  • 3Return the cucumbers to the pot, add the food coloring. alum, 1 cup vinegar and enough water to cover by 1/2 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook 2 hours. drain and allow to cool a bit before placing them into glass jars.
  • 4Bring together sugar, 2 cups vinegar, 2 cups water, cinnamon red hot candies, and cinnamon sticks in a sauce pan over medium heat until the sugar and candies dissolve. Pour this mixture over the warm cucumbers, cover, and let stand over night.
  • 5Pack pickles into pint glass jars, process in a hot water bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Refrigerate any jars that do not seal. These are a bit like candied apples....GOOD !! and PRETTY !!

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Course/Dish: Vegetables




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