*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Crystal Pickles
 
 Recipe By     : Geneva
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Canning, Preserves, Etc.
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      gallon        thinly sliced cucumbers
    1      cup           pickling salt
    1      tablespoon    alum
    1      tablespoon    ground ginger
                         SYRUP
    6      cups          sugar
    2      cups          water
    1      tablespoon    salt
    4      cups          vinegar
    1      teaspoon      celery seed
    1      bag           pickling spices (size of a walnut)
 
 Soak thinly sliced cucumbers in a gallon of water and the 1 cup pickling
 salt for 5 days.  Stir everyday.  After 5 days, drain and add fresh water
 and the 1 tablespoon alum.  soak overnight.  Next morning drain and
 rinse. Bring the cucumbers to a boil in fresh water and cook 10 minutes
 with 1 tablespoon ginger.  Drain and rinse.  Make the syrup.  Place the
 pickling spices in cheesecloth and tie up and place in the syrup.  Let
 the syrup come to a boil and add cucumbers and boil 20 minutes. Remove
 the pickling  spice bag and bottle while hot.
 
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