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  • 2 gallons - cucumbers
  • 2 cups - Pickling lime
  • 4 1/2 quarts - water
  • 1 cups - Vinegar
  • 1 ounces - Red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoons - alum
  • 10 cups - sugar
  • 8 - Cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 1/2 teaspoons - cinnamon oil
  • 3 cups - Vinegar
  • 3 cups - Water
  • Directions:

    1. Peel ripe, (even very old), cucumbers. Remove seeds. Cut into 3:-4: chunks, (or any size or shape you want. May slice 3/8" to 1/2") ( like them in chunks). You need about 2 gallons - if you make more you will need more syrup.
    2. I use my enamel canning canister to mix these in. Soak in: pickling lime & 4 1/2 quarts water. (add extras if do more than 2 gallons of cucumbers. LET STAND FOR 24 HOURS.
    3. Drain & wash off lime.
    4. Soak 3 hours in cold water. (I add ice cubes). Drain.
    5. Mix the following & pour over pickles. Simmer 2 hours
    1 c. vinegar, red food coloring, alum, water to cover cucumbers. After 2 hours - DRAIN.
    6. Make a syrup of : sugar/cinnamon sticks/cinnamon oil/3 C. vinegar/3 C. water
    Pour boiling syrup over cucumbers. Let stand over night.
    7. Drain - SAVE LIQUID, reheat liquid, pour over cucumbers.
    8. Repeat step 7 for 3 days.
    9. On the 3rd day, pack cucumbers in jars while the syrup is reheating. (I like wide mouth pint jars). Pour syrup in each jar. Use a knife down sides of jar to let out air bubbles. (If short of syrup, add a small amount of vinegar to top of each pint.)
    10. Seal & process in boiling bath 5 minutes. Makes about 16 pints if use wide mouth jars.

    Brief Description

    Cucumbers (with out the seeds & skin), done with red food coloring & cinnamon. Everyone has loved! TAKES 4-5 DAYS to make but worth it!

    Main Ingredient:

    Cucumbers, red food coloring, vinegar

    Cuisine:  American


    Cinnamon oil can be found in cake decorating areas. (original recipe called for red hots - 19 oz.)
    This is well worth growing your own cucumbers or buying them at a farmers market.
    Makes great gifts. I have only met one person who did not love them.


    A friend many long years ago.

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    January 12, 2013

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