Sweet Hot Pickles

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READY IN: 193hrs
YIELD: 6 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Scrub the cucumbers and put them in a crock or some other container and cover with boiling water.
  • Let stand for 24 hours.
  • Drain.
  • Repeat this process for 3 more days.
  • (Total of 4 days).
  • On the 5th day, remove the cucumbers, rinse well in cold water and cut them into chunks.
  • Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt and the spices (tied in cheesecloth) and bring to a boil.
  • Pour over the sliced cucumbers.
  • Let stand 24 hours.
  • On the 6th day drain the syrup back into a saucepan, bring to a boil, (along with the spicebag) and pour again over the cucumbers.
  • Let stand another 24 hours.
  • On the 7th day drain the syrup again, bring to boil and pour over the cucumbers.
  • On the 8th and final day, drain the syrup, bring to a boil.
  • Put the pickles into hot sterilized pint jars along with a piece of hot pepper, and pour the boiling hot syrup over.
  • Process in a boiling water bath for ten minutes.
  • *Usecayenne peppers, or whatever fresh hot peppers you may have.
  • Be careful though to not add too much, as pickles may be too hot.
  • These are also excellent without the hot peppers.
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