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Mema's Super-Sweet Green Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mema

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
7 pounds cucumbers, peel and remove soft centers, then cut in chunks
2 gallons water
2 cups lime powder
2 quarts white vinegar
4 1/2 lbs sugar (9 cups)
1 TBSP sack salt (canning salt)
1 TBSP whole mustard seeds
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mixed pickling spices
Green food coloring if desired (Mema did this--they were almost neon!)

Directions:
Directions:
Pour water and lime over chunked cucumbers and let stand 24 hours. Take pickles out and rinse well in cold water (at least through 3 waters) and let stand 3 hours. Add pickles to the rest of the remaining ingredients. Let stand overnight. Next morning, put on stove and simmer 35 minutes. Pack hot in jars and seal.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Darren would eat a half a jar of these things! He definitely inherited Mema's sweet tooth!

 

 

 

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