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Crystal Pickles

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Ingredients
  Cucumber/Green tomatoes 7 Pound
Slaked lime
  Water 2 Gallon
  Ground ginger 1 1⁄8 Ounce (1/2 Cup)
  Sugar 5 Pound
  Cider vinegar 2 Quart
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Whole cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Whole allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Celery seed 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash cucumbers or tomatoes. Slice medium thin.

MAKING
2) Measure and put in stone crock or enamel container.
3) In a large bowl take first 2 gallons water and dissolve slaked lime in it.
4) Pour the mixture over cucumbers.
5) Using a glass plate, weight cucumbers to cover with brine at all times.
6) Let stand for 24 hours.
7) In a large bowl add 2 gallons water and dissolve alum in it.
8) Pour it over cucumbers.
9) Let stand for 24 hours.
10) Drain out and rinse under cold water.
11) In a large bowl, add ginger with third 2 gallons water.
12) Pour it over cucumbers.
13) Keep aside for 6 hours.
14) Drain out and rinse under cold water.
15) In a small bowl mix sugar, vinegar and spices. Stir the syrup.
16) Pour the syrup over cucumbers and keep aside for 4 hours.
17) Bing it to boil and boil for 10 minutes.
18) Transfer into hot sterilized jars with pickles.
19) Boil the syrup and pour over pickles, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
20) If required make additional syrup to cover pickles.
21) Seal immediately.

SERVING
22) Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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