Sweet Cucumber Pickles
7 pounds cucumbers, washed and sliced
1 cup lime
water to cover
Soak cucumbers in lime water, being sure all are submerged.
(Mama would place the cucumbers in a churn, then put our chipped plate over them with a flat iron on top. Submerged? You bet!)
4 pounds sugar
1 quart vinegar
1 tablespoon pickling spice tied in a cloth
1 tablespoon salt
Rinse cucumbers thoroughly, twice, in cold water. (Mama wanted that lime washed away.) Drain well and soak in sugar, vinegar, pickling spice and salt mixture.
Simmer cucumbers in sugar, vinegar, spices and salt solution for 20 minutes after the cucumbers start to boil. Do not cook fast. Put in jars and seal with a hot water bath.
Makes about 9 pints.
Makes real good sweet pickles.