Sweet Pickles

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Christine Whisenhunt

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@cwhisenhunt

This is another of my mother's recipes that I just found in the cookbook that she put together for our church when I was 9 or 10. I don't remember her making sweet pickles, I've been hoping to find her dill pickle recipe. I can remember her making those in huge crocks that lined the kitchen, but I digress... I'm not a huge sweet pickle fan, but for those of you who are I thought it might be something you would like to try. Her notes say these are 14 day pickles made in 3 days. Seems pretty simple. Enjoy!

This is the sixth recipe I've posted from that cookbook.

Note: Photo borrowed from the internet.

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This is a 3 day process.

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How to Make Sweet Pickles

Step-by-Step

  1. Day 1:

    Soak the following for 24 hours:
    7 pounds cucumbers, sliced
    2 c. slacked lime
    2 gallons cold water
  2. Day 2:

    Rinse slices well and cover with clear water and soak for 3 hours. Then, drain well and cover with the following mixture and soak overnight:
    2 quarts vinegar
    4 1/2 pounds sugar
    1 Tbsp. salt
    1 tsp. celery seed
    1 tsp. whole cloves
    2 tsp. pickling spices
  3. Day 3:

    Bring cucumber and mixture they have been soaking in to a boil and boil for 35 minutes. Put into jars and seal.

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