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Dena's sugar pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lou Waters
Added: Monday, August 16, 2010

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cucumbers
salt, 1 cup per gallon of cucumbers
powdered alum, 3 1/2 ounces per gallon of cukes
vinegar, 1 gallon per gallon
pickling spices
sugar

Directions:
Directions:
first day: Wash and slice 1/3 inch thick 1 gallon cucumbers and add 1 gallon boiling water with 1 cup salt: let stand 24 hours.
second day: Drain off salt water and add 1 gallon boiling water with 3 1/2 ounces of powdered alum. Let stand 24 hours.
third day: Drain off alum water and add 1 gallon vinegar and pickling spices ( about a handful tied in a rag.) Let stand 24 hours.
Anytime after this, you drain off vinegar and spices. Add sugar in layers of sugar and cucumbers. This will form a syrup and are ready to eat. These pickles do not have to be sealed. I dice mine after syrup has formed so they are ready for salads when I need them.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Based on using 1 gallon on cucmbers sliced
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I have never found anybody that can beat Dena's recipe for sweet pickles. Whether I put them in potato salad or chicken salad. Everyone loves the flavor. We also use them on hot dogs and hamburgers.
And I always plant extra cucumbers, so I will have enough to make pickles.

 

 

 

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