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Sweet Pickle Rings Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Hazel Gass by Lois Schaff
Added: Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 gallons large green cucumbers
2 c. salt
8 1/2 qts. water
7 c. vinegar
1 T. powdered alum
1 tsp. powdered alum
1 tsp. food color (green, red, or both)
12 c. sugar
4 sticks cinnamon

Directions:
Directions:
Cut unpeeled cucumbers in thirds, crosswise; remove seeds and slice in large rings (should be 2 gallons) Add salt then add water and let stand 5 days. Drain. Combine 1 c. vinegar, alum and food color in kettle. Add cucumber rings and water. Cover. Simmer 2 hours. (may divide rings in two pots and simmer one with red color and the other with green color.) Drain. Make a syrup by bringing to boil 6 c. vinegar and 2 c. water, sugar and cinnamon; pour over rings and let stand overnight. Drain, reheat syrup and pour over rings. Repeat for 3 days and on third day pack rings in hot sterilized jars. Pour in boiling syrup and seal at once.

 

 

 

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