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

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!!!

CHornsby May 19, 2002

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!

Stephie Biggs June 28, 2003