"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast in his heart."--C. S. Lewis

Icicle Pickles Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Icicle Pickles, by , is from The Fowler Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Fowler

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 gallon cucumbers, cut lengthwise.
1/2 gallon boiling water in which 1 cup of salt has been dissolved.
1 tbsp alum.
1 quart white vinegar.
8 cups sugar

Pint jars with rings & seals (room temperature, not cold)

You will also need a large pot to warm the jars.

Directions:
Directions:
First & foremost, this is a 2 week process for the infamous Icicle Pickles.

Step 1: Pour water over cucumbers, cover and let stand for one week. Stir every day.

Step 2: Drain water from cucumbers and replace with fresh water covering cucumbers. Cover and let stand for 24 hours.

Step 3: Drain. Boil 1/2 gallon of water & alum, and pour over cucumbers. Cover & let stand 24 hours.

Step 4: Drain. In saucepan mix the 1 quart of vinegar & 8 cups of sugar and heat until boiling. Pour over cucumbers. Cover and let stand for 24 hours.

Step 5: For the next 4 days, reheat liquid mixture and pour it back over the pickles.

Step 6. On the 5th day reheat the liquid mixture. Place pint jars into large pot with water and heat until hot. Place pickles into HOT pint jars. Pour heated liquid mixture into jars & place rings & seals onto jars.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a staple in the Fowler/Allen household and is quickly growing to be a traditional family favorite. The tuna salad is better with them, so is the chicken salad and it goes without saying that daddy's famous potato salad just ain't the same without mama's icicle pickles!!

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

3W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!