Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sweet Pickles

I just canned my 14 day Sweet Pickles. It takes 14 days to make them, but so worth it. My Dad was famous (in our family at least) for his Potato Salad and he always added these pickles along with some of the pickle juice. I only had 3 jars left, so this was the year to do another batch of sweet pickles. Yumm

I am getting ready for a big day tomorrow.  All 17 grand kids are coming here for a Camp day.  I have games, crafts, Bible Stories with flannel graph, songs and of course lots of food.  I will be posting pictures, so stay tuned.  it will be such a fun day and the weather looks very promising for a beautiful day.
Hoping to make good last memories!

So, now you know why I have not been making any cards.  I have worked on this camp day for a couple weeks.  Next week, we hope to have a garage sale.  Always a busy time of year with canning and things that need to be done.  I am sure you find the same thing.

SWEET PICKLES RECIPE
75 small cucumbers 4 to 5 inches long (If really seeded, i removed the big seeds)
2 cup pickling salt
Alum

Cover cucumbers with boiling salt brine. let stand 1 week. Skim any mold from the top and rinse. Cut cucumbers in small chunks and pour boiling alum water over pickles. (1 TABLESPOON per gallon of water) Let stand 24 hours. Drain. Pour fresh Alum water over pickles. Repeat this process for 3 more days.
Drain pickles very well on last day.
SYRUP:
6 cup vinegar, 7 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cinnamon sticks, 1 Tbsp. celery seed and some green food coloring if desired. Heat syrup and pour over drained pickles. Next day, drain syrup, reheat and add 4 cup sugar. Pour over chunks. Next day, repeat, adding 3 cup sugar. Bring to light boil (be careful as it boils over easy). Put pickles in jars, add hot syrup and seal. Enjoy.

4 comments:

terry said...

are they like bread and butter pickles ? i used to make them and can them...

Darlene said...

These look delicious Joan. We always made sweet pickles, dill pickles, as well as bread & butter pickles when I was growing up and I know how much work it is so I commend you ... they look awesome.
I always add my 'piccalilli' & juice to my potato salad ... kind of like how your dad added these pickles/juice .. really give it an extra kick and yummy taste! ENJOY the yungins'

Angela Hartley said...

gosh!! I remember my mother making those pickles....she had huge jars she used for pickles...think she had three or four of them.....I sure do miss those pickles and could kick myself for not learning how to make them while she was still living!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw I want to visit your house! All that good homemade food, crafts and Bible stories! :-) Sounds like a warm and welcoming home, Joan. God bless you!