168 hrs 15 mins
Donna M.'s Note:
Good old fashioned pickles from Grandma. This recipe is nearly 100 years old, passed from generation to generation. These are great pickles, and really very easy.
My Private Note
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- 1Slice cucumbers about 1/8 inch thick.
- 2Pour salt over cucumbers.
- 3Pour enough boiling water over all to cover.
- 4Stir and let stand 8 hours or overnight.
- 5Drain and discard brine.
- 6In a saucepan, combine vinegar, 1 cup sugar, spices and alum.
- 7Bring to a boil.
- 8Put cucumbers in a large glass jar or plastic bucket with lid or a stoneware crock.
- 9Pour boiling vinegar mixture over cucumbers.
- 10Cover and let stand.
- 11Next day, and each consecutive day for 5 days total, stir in one additional cup of sugar.
- 12Do not reheat when sugar is added.
- 13At the end of the 5th day, pickles are done and may be stored in covered jar.
- 14Do not seal jars.
- 15Pickles will keep indefinitely and get better with age.
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Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Spicy Sweet Pickles
Serving Size: 1 (4081 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 5195.1
- Calories from Fat 61
- Total Fat 6.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.9 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 37781.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1281.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 11.4 g
- Sugars 1233.8 g
- Protein 15.7 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
whole mixed pickling spices