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Sweet Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

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Added: Sunday, August 26, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 lbs cucumbers, sliced
2 cups pickling lime
2 gallons water
8 cups (64 oz) distilled vinegar (5% strength acidity)
8 cups sugar
1 tablespoon salt (pickling salt)
2 teaspoons mixed pickling spices

Directions:
Directions:
Soak cucumbers in water and lime mixture in a glass container or large Tupperware type container for 12 hours or overnight.
Wash 3 times in clean water and soak in fresh ice water for 3 hours or overnight..
Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a low boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and add cucumbers and soak 5-6 hours or over night.
Boil pickles in soaking liquid for 35 minutes. Fill sterilized quart jars with cucumbers and pour liquid over cucumbers leaving 1/2 inch space. Seal tightly.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My grandmother Jessie Mae Law made these pickles and they have always been one of my favorites. Just the smell of them cooking reminds me of her. Recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of pickling spices and I usually put about 1 1/2 tablespoons. I like the extra spice.

 

 

 

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