This is a great way to use the surplus of oversized cucumbers. They are a great change that tastes NOTHING like a cucumber. No one will believe it when you say they are cucumbers rather your guests will think they ate great, crispy, RED, hot, cinnamony apples. The oversized cucumbers are the best because they have thicker walls and hold good ringed shapes. It sounds like a huge amount to work to read the directions by it is mostly just sitting time and they are GOOD.