Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SWEET PICKLE STICKS

I got this recipe in the 1970s from one of my best friends when I was a young housewife in Southern Indiana. These pickles are great!

Wash and cut into sticks enough cucumbers for 7 quarts.
Pour boiling water over the cucumbers and let sit overnight.
The next day, drain the cucumbers and pack into clean canning jars.

Combine the following ingredients in a large saucepan and boil for 5 minutes:
7 cups cider vinegar
6 3/4 cups sugar
6 tbsp salt
3 tbsp celery seed
3 tbsp mustard seed
6 tsp tumeric
Green food coloring, optional

Pour the hot mixture over the cucumbers in the jars. Have jar lids boiling in water. Seal the jars with the hot lids. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes to seal well.


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