Old Fashioned Sweet Nine Day Pickles

Recipe by Gerry
READY IN: 216hrs 45mins
YIELD: 4 quarts




  • STEP ONE: Cut cucumbers in 1/2 inch pieces or a little larger and place in a crock or large glass container. Bring the soaking brine to a boil, pour over cut cucumbers, cover with a clean cloth and weigh down with a plate. Cover crock with a clean tea towel.
  • Let stand three days.
  • STEP TWO: Drain, put back in crock and cover with fresh water. There is no salt added to this.
  • Let stand two days.
  • STEP THREE: Drain and place back in crock.
  • Bring the pickle solution with the alum to a boil and simmer two minutes pour over.
  • Stand overnight.
  • STEP FOUR: Drain and place back in crock. Make Sweet Pickle brine, bring to a boil and pour over. For three days drain this syrup into a large pot and bring to a boil. Pour back over the cucumber slices. The third day once again bring the syrup to a boil. Put pickles into sterilized jars, pour hot brine over and seal.
  • I often replace some of the cucumber pieces with cauliflower chunks, making for a mixed sweet pickle.
  • Makes about eight pints.