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                       QUICK FRESH-PACK DILL PICKLES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8       lb           Pickling cucumbers
                         -(3- to 5-inch size)
    2       ga           Water
    1 1/4   c            Canning or pickling salt*
    1 1/2   qt           Vinegar (5 percent)
      1/4   c            Sugar
    2       qt           Water
    2       tb           Whole mixed pickling spice
    3       tb           Whole mustard seed
   14                    Heads fresh dill -- OR...
    4 1/2   tb           Dill seed
 
   Yield: 7 to 9 pints
   
   Procedure: Wash cucumbers. Cut 1/16-inch slice off
   blossom end and discard, but leave 1/4-inch of stem
   attached. Dissolve 3/4 cup salt in 2 gals water. Pour
   over cucumbers and let stand 12 hours. Drain. Combine
   vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, sugar and 2 quarts water. Add
   mixed pickling spices tied in a clean white cloth.
   Heat to boiling. Fill jars with cucumbers. Add 1 tsp
   mustard seed and 1-1/2 heads fresh dill per pint.
   Cover with boiling pickling solution, leaving 1/2-inch
   headspace. Adjust lids and process according to the
   recommendations in Table 1 or use the low-temperature
   pasteurization treatment. (For more information see
   “Low-Temperature Pasteurization Treatment”.)
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Quick Fresh-Pack
   Dill Pickles in a boiling-water canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Raw.  Jar Size: Pints.
   Process Time at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 10 min.
                          1,001 - 6,000 ft: 15 min.
                            Above 6,000 ft: 20 min.
   
   Style of Pack: Raw.  Jar Size: Quarts.
   Process Time at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 15 min.
                          1,001 - 6,000 ft: 20 min.
                            Above 6,000 ft: 25 min.
   
   ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  ÿ * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539
   (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen
   Mintzias
  
 
 
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