Old South Cucumber Lime Pickles

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READY IN: 48hrs
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 4-6 quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak clean cucumbers in water and lime mixture in crockery or enamel ware for 2 hours or overnight. Do not use aluminum ware.
  • Remove sliced cucumbers from lime water. Discard lime water. Rinse 3 times in fresh cold water. Soak 3 hours in ice water.
  • combine vinegar, sugar, salt and mixed pickling spices in a large pot. Bring to a low boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove syrup from heat ad add sliced cucumbers. Soak 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Boil slices in the syrup 35 minutes. Fill sterilized jars with hot slices. Pour hot syrup over the slices, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cap each jar when filled.
  • Process pints 10 minutes, quarts 15 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
  • Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturer's instructions. Refrigerate unsealed jars.
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