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Cinnamon Cucumber Pickles

First Day:
2 gallons cucumbers, peeled and seeded
2 cups lime
8 1/2 quarts water

Mix and soak.

Second day:
Drain and wash cucumbers. Simmer the cucumbers in the following:

1 cup vinegar
1 small bottle red food color
1 tablespoon alum
Water to cover

Simmer for 2 hours. Drain and put into a larger container. Make a syrup of:

2 cups vinegar
2 cups water
5 cups granulated sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 package red hot candies

Bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.

Third day:
Drain and reheat syrup. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.

Fourth day:
Reheat syrup and pour over cucumbers. Let stand overnight.

Fifth day:
Reheat syrup. Put cucumbers in jars and pour syrup over. Seal jars.