Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crispy Sweet Pickles


I made these on 8-1-12
I got the recipe from a Kerr canning booklet.

25-30 small cucumbers
2 cups lime (calcium hydroxide)
2 gallons water
2 quarts vinegar
8 cups sugar
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 teaspoon salt

Slice cucumbers about 1/8 inch thick. dissolve lime in water and cover cucumber slices. Let stand 24 hours.

Rinse well.

Let stand 3 hours in clear water.
Drain.

Combine: Vinegar, sugar, cloves, and salt and pour over cucumbers.

Let stand overnight.

In the morning; Bring to a boil and boil for 35-40 minutes.
Fill sterilized Kerr jars to within 1/2 inch of top with cucumbers and syrup.
Put on cap, screw band firmly tight.
Process in Boiling Water Bath 5 minutes.

Yield: 10 pints

* My husband took a jar of these into work today (8-7-12) for his co-workers to taste; they said they were really good, one kid even drank the pickle juice! They sent my hubby home with an empty jar!
We haven't even tasted these yet; it was a new recipe that I tried out this year. One lady said these were the best pickles she ever tasted...I"ll take her word for it!

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