Cinnamon Cucumber Rings

READY IN: 75hrs
Recipe by TWS8034

This is from my Mother in law.

Top Review by LynnCBehnke

From past experience, I made the conversion, but anyone new to Cinnamon Cucumber Rings needs to realize there is most likely an error in these directions. I don't think it is sliced limes that go in the soaking water but pickling lime--an ingredient that makes them crunchy. You can find pickling lime with canning supplies at the grocery store. All the cinnamon cucumber rings I have ever made call for either pickling lime or alum. When done right, these are slightly translucent and wonderfully crisp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare cucumbers.
  2. add lime and 8 1/2 qts water.
  3. let stand 24 hrs.
  4. drain, rinse, soak 3 hrs in cold water.
  5. drain again.
  6. simmer for 2 hrs in vinegar, red color, alum and enough water to cover.
  7. drain.
  8. Heat to make syrup of the last 5 ingredients (vinegar, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks, and red hots).
  9. Pour over the cucumbers.
  10. let stand overnight or 8 hrs.
  11. Drain and reheat syrup and pour over again letting stand for another 8 hours.
  12. Heat syrup a 3rd time, pack rings in jars and fill with hot syrup and seal.

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