Cucumber Lime Pickles

Ingredients

7 pounds cucumbers, sliced
2 gallons water
8 cups distilled white vinegar, 5%% acidity
8 cups sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 ounce bottle green food coloring, it may not take that much, but you want them a very dark

Preparation

1
Soak clean cucumbers in water and lime mixture in crockery or enamel ware for 2 hours or overnight. Do not use aluminum ware.
2
Remove sliced cucumbers from lime water. Discard lime water. Rinse 3 times in fresh cold water. Soak 3 hours in ice water.
3
Combine vinegar, sugar, salt and mixed pickling spices in a large pot. Bring to a low boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove syrup from heat ad add sliced cucumbers. Soak 5-6 hours or overnight.
4
Boil slices in the syrup 35 minutes. Fill sterilized jars with hot slices. Pour hot syrup over the slices, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cap each jar when filled.
5
Process pints 10 minutes, quarts 15 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
6
Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturer's instructions. Refrigerate unsealed jars.

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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

November 30, 2009

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