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Cucumber Pickles Recipe

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This recipe for Cucumber Pickles, by , is from The Jarnagin Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Harriot Jarnagin
Added: Friday, December 14, 2007


7 lbs of cucumbers, cut into circles
2 c. lime juice
2 gallons water
2 quarts of vinegar (white)
5 lbs sugar
1 tbsp celery seed
1 tsp mixed pickling spice
1 tsp Tumeric
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp of whole cloves tied in a cloth
1 c. raisins
Green food coloring

Cover cut cucumbers with lime juice and 2 gallons of water. Mix real good before adding cucumbers. Soak for 24 hours. Drain and wash cucumbers well. Soak for 3 hours in cold water. Take out of water and cover with vinegar solution (vinegar, sugar, celery seed, pickling spice, Tumeric, salt, cloves). Let cucumbers stand in mixture overnight. Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes. Add raisins and green food coloring and boil another 5 minutes. Pack in jars and seal.




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