Canning Recipes

Crystal Cukes
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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4 pounds cucumbers -- sliced
1 cup salt
1 gallon water
1 teaspoon alum
1 tablespoon powdered ginger
2 cups water
6 cups sugar
1 quart vinegar
1 tablespoon broken cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole celery seed
1 tablespoon whole all spice
1 tablespoon whole cloves

Place the washed and sliced cucumbers in a brine made of the salt and
gallon of water. Let stand in the brine for 8 days.

Drain. Boil cucumbers in enough water to cover the cucumbers with the
alum. Drain again.

Mix the 2 cups of water, sugar and vinegar. Place broken cinnamon sticks,
all spice, cloves and celery seed in a cloth sack. Place sack in vinegar
mixture. Bring to a boil with occasional stirring.

Drop in cucumbers and boil until clear, transparent and tender. Pack into
hot quart jars. Fill jars to top with syrup and seal.

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