Total Time
Prep 96 hrs
Cook 0 mins

By request, here are those old fashioned Red Hots Pickles...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the cucumbers: peel, removed ends, core, and cut into rings or sticks.
  2. Combine water and lime.
  3. Soak prepared cucumbers in lime-water for 24 hours.
  4. Drain and wash 3 times in cold water.
  5. Cover with cold water and let sit for 3 hours.
  6. Combine alum, vinegar, 2 cups water, food coloring, sugar, cinnamon and red hots to make a syrup.
  7. Add drained cucumbers and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  8. Let stand overnight.
  9. Drain off syrup, reheat and pour over pickles daily for 3 days.
  10. Pack in hot jars and seal.
Most Helpful

5 5

I remember Nanna making these RedHot-ickles!!! A sweet spicy treat for hot summer days when the tar sticks to your bare feet. Thanks for posting!!!

5 5

GATTA LOVE 'EM!!!!! Definitely worth all the effort and time. EVERYONE loves these. I didn't do the boil and soak for 3days, and only did it the one time and they are marvelous!