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                               CRYSTAL CUKES
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       lb           Cucumbers, Sliced
    1       c            Salt
    1       ga           Ater
    1       t            Alum
    1       tb           Powdered Ginger
    2       c            Water
    6       c            Sugar
    1       qt           Vinegar
    1       tb           Cinnamon Sticks, Broken
    1       tb           Whole Celery Seed
    1       tb           Whole All Spice
    1       tb           Whole Cloves
 
   Place the washed and sliced cucumbers in a brine made
   of the salt and gallon of water.  Let stand in the
   brine for 8 days.  Drain.  Boil cucumbers in enough
   water to cover the cucumbers and the alum.  Drain
   again.  Mix the 2 cups of water, sugar and vinegar.
   Place broken cinnamon sticks, all spice, cloves and
   celery seed in a cloth sack.  Place sack in vinegar
   mixture.  Bring to a boil with occasional stirring.
   Drop in cucumbers and boil until clea, transparent and
   tender.  Pack into hot quart jars.  Fill jars to top
   with syrup and seal.
  
 
 
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