Lime Pickles

  By Randy  

February 9, 2016

Ingredients

7 lbs cucumbers sliced 1/4” thick

2 C hydrated lime

2 gal cold water

2 qt vinegar

8-10 c sugar

1 Tbsp salt

1 tsp celery seed

1 tsp pickling spice

1 tsp whole clove

Few drops green food coloring

Directions

Soak cucumbers in lime and cold water 24 hours. Rinse thoroughly in cold water. Soak 3 hours in clean cold water. Drain well. Mix remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Pour hot syrup over pickles and let sit overnight. Simmer all for 35-40 minutes. Pack in jars and seal. Note – spices may be put in a cheesecloth bag and then added to syrup mixture and boiled.

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