Recipe of the Week: Seven Day Sweet Pickles


Mmmmm, these will taste so good in winter!

7 lbs. cucumbers
water to cover
1 quart vinegar
8 cups sugar
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices
Wash cucumbers and cover with boiling water. Allow to stand for 24 hours, then repeat this process daily using fresh boiling water until the fifth day. On morning number 5, slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch thick rings.

Prepare a vinegar brine:

In a non-reactive saucepan, boil vinegar, sugar, salt and spices. Pour over cucmbers. Allow to stand for 24 hours.

The next morning, drain brine. Bring brine to a boil; add cucmbers.

Pack in sterilized jars and seal while hot.

Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

 

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