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Crystal Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Reita Hackett
Added: Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
25 small to medium size pickles
Salt
Alum, size of walnut OR 2 tbsp. powdered alum
2 sticks cinnamon
1 tbsp. whole cloves
1 qt. vinegar
2 qt. sugar
3 or 4 drops green food coloring, or quantity for desired

Directions:
Directions:
Wash pickles. Put whole pickles in cold salt water strong enough to hold or float an egg. Soak for 2 weeks.
Scrub pickles and cut in chunks. Put a piece of alum in water enough to cover. Let stand overnight. This really crisps them. Wash and drain. Tie cinnamon and cloves in a sack. Bring vinegar and sugar to a boil along with the spices and pour over cut cucumbers. Repeat 3 mornings; draining, reheating, and bringing to a boil. On the 4th morning put pickles in jars. Pour boiling syrup over them and seal.
Add green food coloring the first morning you boil up syrup.

 

 

 

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