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                            SWEET CHUNK PICKLES
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Salt
      1/4   c            Vinegar
    2       qt           Water
    2                    Dozen 3 to 4 inch cucumbers
    1                    Stick cinnamon
    1 1/2   ts           Whole cloves
    1 1/2   ts           Mixed pickling spices
    3       c            Vinegar
    6       c            Sugar
   Wash and dry cucumbers.  Put cucumbers in a stone jar
   or stainless steel container.  Add salt and 1/2 cup
   vinegar to 2 quarts water;  bring to boiling; cool.
   Pour over cucumbers.  Cover with dinner plate or glass
   pie plate.  Fill Ball jar with water and use to hold
   plate under brine. Cover and let stand 2 weeks in a
   cool place.  (If scum forms, remove it each day.)
   Drain, discarding brine, and cut cucumbers into 1-inch
   chunks. Cover with cold water; let stand 24 hours.
   Rinse well and drain. Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag;
   add to remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling; pour
   over cucumbers.  Let stand 24 hours. Drain, reserving
   sirup. Heat surup to boiling and pour over pickles.
   Let stand 24 hours. Repeat the last step three times.
   Pack pickles into hot Ball jars, leaving 1/4 inch head
   space. Remove spice bag.  Bring sirup to boiling.
   Pour, boiling hot, over pickles, leaving 1/4 inch head
   space. Adjust caps. Process pints and quarts 10
   minutes in boiling water bath. Yield: About 3 pints.
   From: The Ball Blue Book Shared By: Pat Stockett
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