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Nine Day Pickles

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Ingredients
  Pickled cucumber/Small cucumbers and leave them whole 4 Quart, 4-inch cubes, cut in rounds ( not too thin)
  Pickling salt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (as required)
  Cider vinegar 1 3⁄4 Quart
  White sugar 3 Pound
  Celery seed 1 Ounce
  Allspice 1 Ounce
  Cinnamon stick 1 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the cucumber thoroughly in cold water.
2) Pack the cucumber in stone jars or sterilized jars.
3) In a bowl, make the brine but mixing pickling salt and boiling water.
4) Pour the water immediately over the cucumbers.
5) Let it cool, and then cover with sterilized lids.
6) Leave it to marinate for 3 days.

MAKING
7) Drain the pickling liquid and rinse the cucumbers.
8) In a large pot, bring the water to a boil along with alum
9) Place the cucumbers in the alum mixture, and let it marinate for 6 hours.
10) Drain the alum mixture.
11) In a saucepan, heat together vinegar, celery seeds, allspice, cinnamon stick and sugar until thickened and syrupy.

FINLALIZING
12) Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers and let it stand for 3 days more.
13) Each day, drain the cucumbers, reserving the syrup.
14) In a saucepan, bring the syrup to boil and pour back over the cucumbers.
15) After 3 days place the cucumbers in sterilized jars.
16) Pour the boiling syrup over the cucumbers, cool and seal.

SERVING
17) Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Mixing
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
70 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
120

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