Mrs. Fast Pickles

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
20 mins
2 hrs 20 mins

A delicious sweet pickle, this recipe comes from my mom who got it from a dear old friend of hers from church. The original recipe doesn't seem to have had a title because we've always just called them 'Mrs. Fast Pickles.' Mrs. Fast passed away this last year, but she will be lovingly remembered by my mother, who saw her as a surrogate grandmother, and by myself, who also sort of 'adopted' her as a grandmother. (Cooking time includes standing time)

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  1. For Brine: Mix all ingredients in large pot and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  2. For pickles: Slice cukes into a large mixing bowl to make 7 quarts.
  3. Pour scant cup of pickling salt over cukes and cover with boiling water.
  4. Let stand for 2 hours and drain well.
  5. Put cucumbers into sealing jars, cover with brine, add some fresh dill, seal, and place in canner.
  6. Bring to a boil and turn off heat. Let stand for 20 minutes before removing jars.