Grandma's Spicy Sweet Pickles

Recipe by Donna M.
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READY IN: 168hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice cucumbers about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Pour salt over cucumbers.
  • Pour enough boiling water over all to cover.
  • Stir and let stand 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and discard brine.
  • In a saucepan, combine vinegar, 1 cup sugar, spices and alum.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Put cucumbers in a large glass jar or plastic bucket with lid or a stoneware crock.
  • Pour boiling vinegar mixture over cucumbers.
  • Cover and let stand.
  • Next day, and each consecutive day for 5 days total, stir in one additional cup of sugar.
  • Do not reheat when sugar is added.
  • At the end of the 5th day, pickles are done and may be stored in covered jar.
  • Do not seal jars.
  • Pickles will keep indefinitely and get better with age.
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