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Cucumber Rings, Candied (P)
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Serves: varies

8 large cucumbers
1 cup pickling lime
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp. alum
red food coloring
2 cups water
2 cups vinegar
8 cups sugar
4 sticks cinnamon
1 package red hot candies

Peel cucumbers and cut in 1/2" round slices. Remove seeds.

Soak in 1 gallon water and 1 or 1-1/2 cups pickling lime 24 hours. (Do not use a metal container.) Rinse and let stand 3 hours in cold water. Drain.

Mix vinegar, alum and food coloring. Add cucumbers and enough water to cover; simmer 2 hours. Drain.

Then make syrup of 2 cups water, 2 cups vinegar, sugar, cinnamon and candies. Add cucumber rings and return to boil. Remove from heat, let stand overnight. Heat cucumbers in syrup, pack in boiling jars and seal.

Posted by Jo

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A