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Lime Pickles Recipe

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Eleanor Stuckey (Grandma Stuckey)


7 lb cucumbers, sliced
2 c common lime
2 gal water
2 qt cider vinegar
4 lb sugar (or 10 c)
1 tsp cloves
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mixed spices

Mix lime with water and pour over cucumbers in 3 gallon stone crock. Let soak 24 hours. (Placing plate or pie pan to keep them from floating.) Rinse well, use 2-3 waters. Let soak in cold water 3 hours, then in large soup pot mix vinegar, sugar, cloves, salt, celery seed, and mixed spices. Pour over pickles hot. Let stand over night. Drain and reheat vinegar. Simmer pickles in jars 35 minutes in hot water bath. Can and seal hot.

This is definitely a Stuckey favorite! They are loved so much my husband requests me to make them as well, so they are a Schoenberger favorite too.

6-7 pints makes 1 batch of lime pickles. (The lime is what keeps the picks so crisp.)




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