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Christmas Pickle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret Thompson
Added: Sunday, May 29, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Use small Pickling Pickles -
Wash Pickles -
Have enough to fill a Gallon Glass jar -
DO NOT cut off ends of cucumbers -
Place cucumbers in jar -

Make a mixture of these ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl- DO NOT use plastic.


Directions:
Directions:
4 Tbsp. Salt
4 Tbsp. Alum
8 Tbsp. Mixed pickling spices
4 cups vinegar

Pour this mixture over cucmbers in jar,finish filling jar with water.Seal tight and let set for 3 months .Once to twice a week lightly toss the pickles around in the jar .DO NOT OPEN !! They can stay in the jar up to a year.After 3 months disard all liquid from the jar,slice and place cucumbers in glass bowl, add 6 cups of sugar ,cover with plastic wrap and let set on counter until sugar melts.(about 1 to 2 days) DO NOT REFRIGERATE ! Jars are not sealed with this method , must be refrigerated after putting them in canning jars.

 

 

 

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