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12 - Day Pickles Recipe

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Ida Hilliard (Lawrence's mother)


2 gallons of cucumbers
1 oz. alum
salt water
8 c. sugar
2 1/2 pints vinegar
4 sticks cinnamon
2 tsp. celery seed

DAYS 1-7:
Split 2 gallons of cucumbers. Soak 7 days in salt water (1 pint salt to 1 gallon water).
DAY 8:
Pour off salt water and cover with boiling water.
DAY 9:
Pour off water and cover with fresh boiling water containing 1 oz. Alum.
DAY 10:
Pour off this water and rinse pickles. Mix sugar, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and celery seed. Bring mixture to a boil and pour over cucumbers.
DAY 11:
Drain mixture off of cucumbers and reheat. Pour back on cucumbers.
DAY 12:
Pack cucumbers in jar and reheat mixture to boiling and pour into jars over cucumbers and seal.




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