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Crystal Cukes

Ingredients
  • 4 pounds cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 teaspoon alum
  • 1 tablespoon powdered ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 quart vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1 tablespoon whole celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon whole all spice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
Instructions

Place the washed and sliced cucumbers in a brine made of the salt and gallon of water. Let stand in the brine for 8 days. Drain. Boil cucumbers in enough water to cover the cucumbers and the alum. Drain again. Mix the 2 cups of water, sugar and vinegar. Place broken cinnamon sticks, all spice, cloves and celery seed in a cloth sack. Place sack in vinegar mixture. Bring to a boil with occasional stirring. Drop in cucumbers and boil until clean, transparent and tender. Pack into hot quart jars. Fill jars to top with syrup and seal.

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