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     Icicle Pickles

Category   Appetizers
Sub Category   None

6 quarts cucumbers
2 c pickling salt
1 T alum
2 1/2 c vinegar
3 T pickling spice or
4 to 6 sticks cinnamon 2 T allspice balls
16 c sugar

Wash and dry cukes. Cut in quarters. Remove seeds and soft tissue with a harp knife. Cut each pc in half lengthwise again. To one gallon of water add 2 c pickling salt. Bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve salt. Pour over cukes in a crock. cover crock with a kitchen towel. I tie it on with a string around crock. Let stand 4 days on the 5th day drain brine and cover with clean boiling water and alum. Let stand 24 hours. On the 7th day drain.
Make a syrup of 2 1/2 quarts of vinegar 8c sugar and spices. Heat to boiling and pour over cukes. On the 8th day drain and reserve the liquid. Heat to boiling and add 2 c sugar and pour over cukes. On the 9th day drain and repeat. On 10th day repeat. On 11 day Heat syrup and add 2 c sugar strain out the spices. Pour over the cukes in scalded jars. I leave the allspice balls in seal

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