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Cinnamon Cucumber Pickles

Method

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.

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