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Cinnamon red hots Recipe

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maria maxey


7lb. of cucumbers
1 cup of lime
1 cup of vinegar (apple cider)
1 bottle of red food coloring
1 tbsp. of alum
2 cups vinegar
10 cups of sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 pkg. of red hot candy (14 oz.)

1st day
Peel and seed cucumbers soak in 1 cup of lime and a gallon of water. (Cut cucumbers)
2nd day
Drain off lime water. Rinse cucumbers till water is clear. Then cover cucumbers in ice water and soak for 3 hours. Drain water off and mix 1 cup vinegar, 1 bottle of red food coloring, 1 tablespoon of alum and water to cover. Pour this over the cucumbers and simmer for 2 hours pour this off and throw away. Then mix 2 cups of vinegar,2 cups of water,10 cups of sugar,8 cinnamon sticks a package of red hot candy, bring to a boil and pour over cucumbers and let it stand 24 hours.
3rd day
Drain liquid off of cucumbers real well and bring to a boil. Then pour back over the cucumbers and let stand another 24 hours
4th day
Now drain off liquids again and bring to a boil while this is boiling pack your cucumbers into your jars pour the boiling liquids over cucumbers and seal!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
DONíT USE METAL TO SOAK CUCUMBERS! Cut cucumbers to the size of a shoe string potatoes and long enough to fit in a pint jars.




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