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Cinnamon Cucumber Pickles


First day

  • 2 gallons cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • 2 cups lime
  • 8 1/2 quarts water
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.

Third day

  1. Drain and reheat syrup. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.

Fourth day

  1. Reheat syrup and pour over cucumbers. Let stand overnight.

Fifth day

  1. Reheat syrup. Put cucumbers in jars and pour syrup over. Seal jars.

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