*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Bernadine’s Sweet Pickles
 
 Recipe By     : Key Gourmet CD Rom
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Canning, Preserves, Etc
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         ***SOAKING SOLUTION:***
    2      gallons       water
    3      cups          lime
                         ***SYRUP;***
    3 1/2  pints         apple cider vinegar
    5      pounds        sugar
    1      tablespoon    celery seed
 
 Soak 7 pounds small sliced cucumbers in 2 gallons of water and 3 cups lime. Sti
 r each 2 hours while soaking for 24 hours.  (Let stand overnight.) Drain pickle
  slices and let stand in fresh water for 4 hours, changing water every hour.
 
  To make syrup, bring to a boil vinegar, sugar and celery seed.  Pour over pick
 les and let stand overnight.  Next morning boil pickles in syrup for 1 hour (sl
 ow simmer).  Put in jars and seal.  Process pints for 10 minutes in boiling wat
 er bath.  Makes about 11 pints.  These pickles are crisp and sweet as candy!
 
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