Sunday, August 20, 2006

Icicle Pickles Recipe from 1800's

Icicle Pickles
Pickle Recipe from the 1800's

2 gallons cucumbers
3 gallons boiling water, {separated}
1 pint salt
2 Tablespoons Alum
5 Cups vineger
2 1/2 cups water
1/3 of small box of whole pickling spice
7 pints sugar

Cut cucumbers lengthwise and pack into a crock or large jar
Pour 1 gal of boiling water over them,
then pour 1 pt of salt over that,
then pour in 1 more gal of boiling water over all.

Let stand for 24 hours then drain.

Mix alum to 1 gallon boiling water, pour over the cucumbers,
let stand for 24 more hours then drain.

In a saucepan, mix vinegar, {2 1/2 cups} water, pickling spices and sugar bring them to a boil and pour over the cucumbers and let that stand for 24 hours.

Drain off the liquid {placing it back into saucepan} and bring it back to a boil and pour over cucumbers again and let stand 24 hours.

Drain off liquid again, bringing it back to a boil,
pack cucumbers in jars and pour hot liquid over cucumbers, capping lids and sealing. this should make 12 pints.

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