Sweet Cucumber Pickles

Hazel's Hot Dish Recipe of the Week

Sweet Cucumber Pickles

First Day:
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!)

Second Day:
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.

Third Day:
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.