Canning Recipes

Hot-Sweet Cucumber Pickles
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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1 gallon water
7 1/2 pounds cucumbers -- sliced
1 cup pickling lime
2 quarts vinegar
4 1/2 pounds sugar - (9 cups)
1/2 box pickling spices
1 tablespoon salt

Day 1: Soak cucumbers in soaking solution of water and lime for 24 hours,
making sure all cucumber slices are covered. Place plate on top and
weight with a heavy, clean object, such as a gallon of water.

Day 2: Remove cucumbers, wash well until water is clear. Soak in clear
water for 3 hours. Drain and wash again and place in the pickling mixture
solution and leave over night.

Day 3: After soaking cucumbers over night, pour pickling mixture into
large cooking pot. Bring to boil. Add cucumbers and bring to boil again.
Boil 35 minutes. Seal in hot sterilized pint canning jars. Chill before

This recipe yields 8 to 12 pint jars.

Comments: A sweet, crunchy pickle with a slight tangy bite! This pickle
takes 3 days from start to finish; however, total time spent in the
kitchen is less than an hour per day.

House Specilty Appetizer: Serve chilled, drained pickle slices in bowl.
Serve a bowl of sliced Summer Sausage and a bowl of crackers. To
assemble, each guest places a sausage slice on a cracker and tops with a
pickle slice. Eat and enjoy!

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