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9-Day Sweet Pickles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ina Haynes

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
DAY 1 - 5
3 pounds small cucumbers
1 cup salt
9 cups water

DAY 6
2 cups vinegar
4 cups water
1 tsp alum

DAY 7
3 pints vinegar
3 lbs. granulated sugar
1 ounce celery seed
1 ounce cassia buds (or use whole mixed spices)
3 pieces (1-inch) stick cinnamon
1 ounce whole allspice

Directions:
Directions:
DAY 1 -5
Wash and drain cucumbers. To make the brine, combine 1 cup salt and 9 cups water. Put cucumbers in to a crock and cover with the brine. Weight down and let stand for 3 days. Drain and place in fresh water. Repeat this process, changing the water each day for 3 additional days.

DAY 6
Slice the pickles. Combine all Day 6 ingredients. Slowly heat mixture to boiling point but do not boil. Cover pickles.

DAY 7
Drain and wipe dry. Combine Day 7 ingredients (tie spices in a cheesecloth bag) and bring to a boiling point but do not boil. Pour mixture over pickles and let stand overnight.

DAY 8
Drain pickles and heat syrup (above mentioned mixture) again. Pour over pickles.

DAY 9
Pack pickles in jars. Again heat syrup to boiling point and pour over the pickles in the jars. Seal at once. When packed tightly, recipe will yield 4 pints pickles.

 

 

 

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