Cinnamon Cucumber Rings

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READY IN: 96hrs 20mins
YIELD: 6 Pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice cucumbers 1/4" thick and cut into chunks or circles [like pineapple].
  • Mix pickling lime and water thoroughly in glass container.
  • Pour over cukes - soak 24 hours.
  • Drain - rinse and drain again several times - cover with cold water -SOAK 3 hours - drain.
  • Mix 1/2 cup vinegar -1/2 tablespoon alum - red food coloring - 1 cup water - add to cukes - add water to cover - simmer 2 hours - drain.
  • Mix 1 cup vinegar - 1 cup water - 2 1/2 cups sugar - 4 cinnamon sticks - 1 cup red hots - Heat and pour over cukes - let stand 24 hours.
  • For next 2 days drain liquid and reheat just to boiling (do not boil!) Pour over cukes.
  • On 3rd day - reheat cukes and liquid together -remove cinnamon sticks.
  • Process in hot water bath for 15 minutes or refrigerator storage.
  • Notes: red hots are difficult to melt, so do them separately in a bit of liquid. Red Hots may be difficult to find but do not substitute!
  • Wide mouth jars are much easier to fill, if doing rings.
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