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Mary Greer Ledbetter's Sweet Pickles Recipe

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This recipe for Mary Greer Ledbetter's Sweet Pickles, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Blair Greer
Added: Wednesday, February 25, 2009


2 gallons sliced cucumbers
2 cups pickling salt
1 1/2 gallons water
5 Tablespoons alum
6 cups apple vinegar
8 cups sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
3 Tablespoons pickling spice
1 Tablespoons tumeric

Place cucumbers in a large non-metal bowl. Mix alum and 1 gallon boiling water. Pour over cucumbers. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Drain and rinse.

Combine vinegar, sugar, celery seed, pickling spice and tumeric. Bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer 30 minutes. Place cucumbers in sterile jars. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and seal.




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