Old Fashioned Sweet Nine Day Pickles

czwartek, 13 lutego 2014

Old Fashioned Sweet Nine Day Pickles

Time: 216 hrs 45 mins


  • 4 quarts cucumbers, cut in 1/2 inch pieces


  • 1 STEP ONE: Cut cucumbers in 1/2 inch pieces or a little larger and place in a crock or large glass container. Bring the soaking brine to a boil, pour over cut cucumbers, cover with a clean cloth and weigh down with a plate. Cover crock with a clean tea towel.
  • 2 Let stand three days.
  • 3 STEP TWO: Drain, put back in crock and cover with fresh water. There is no salt added to this.
  • 4 Let stand two days.
  • 5 STEP THREE: Drain and place back in crock.
  • 6 Bring the pickle solution with the alum to a boil and simmer two minutes pour over.
  • 7 Stand overnight.
  • 8 STEP FOUR: Drain and place back in crock. Make Sweet Pickle brine, bring to a boil and pour over. For three days drain this syrup into a large pot and bring to a boil. Pour back over the cucumber slices. The third day once again bring the syrup to a boil. Put pickles into sterilized jars, pour hot brine over and seal.
  • 9 I often replace some of the cucumber pieces with cauliflower chunks, making for a mixed sweet pickle.
  • 10 Makes about eight pints.

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