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Mary's ( Jim's mom) Green Chunk Sweet Pickles Recipe

This recipe for Mary's ( Jim's mom) Green Chunk Sweet Pickles, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:
Jackie Coutts
Created: Thursday, December 16, 2010

Category:

Ingredients:
75 cucumbers
4 or 5 inches long or 2 gallon small ones

Directions:
Make brine of one proportion of 2 cups salt to 1 gallon water. Boil and pour over cucumbers boiling hot. Let stand one week. Drain and cut into chunks.

The next 3 mornings make a boiling hot mixture of 1 gallon water an 1 tbsp. alum. Pour over pickles make this hot bath 3 mornings on the 4th morning drain from alum water and heat 6 cups vinegar add green food coloring to make it green, 5 cups sugar, 1/3 C. pickle spice and 1 tbsp. celery seed to boiling point and pour over pickles. On the 5th morning drain this liquid off and add 2 cups more sugar heat again to boiling point and pour over pickles. On the 6th morning drain liquid and add one cup sugar heat. Pack pickles into sterilized jars and pour liquid over mixture until jars are filled, seal while hot.

 

 

 

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