---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.01
       Title: Christmas Pickles .. Pdpp83a
  Categories: Holidays, Gift, Pickles
       Yield: 8 servings
 --------------------------------JOYCE BURTON--------------------------------
 ------------------------------SOAKING SOLUTION------------------------------
       9    Large cucumbers; (8 to 10)          2 ga Water
       2 c  Pickling lime                 
 ------------------------------BOILING SOLUTION------------------------------
       1 c  Vinegar                                  (Shilling’s is prettiest)
       1    Bottle Red Food Coloring            1 tb Alum
       2 c  Vinegar                             8    Cinnamon sticks; l per jar
      10 c  Sugar; (5 pounds)                   2 ts Salt
       2 c  Water                               8 pt Canning jars
      14 oz Red hots; (12-14 oz.)          
   1. Peel and remove seeds from 8 to 10 large cucumbers. Seeds can be removed
   with an apple corer. Slice into 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide rings. Soak overnight
   in lime and water in a porcelain container (use non-aluminum). 2. Wash,
   drain; soak in clear water and covered with ice cubes for 3 hours. Drain.
   3. Put in large pot. Cover with water and other ingredients for the boiling
   solution. Boil for 1 hour; then drain. 4. Make syrup and bring to boil to
   dissolve sugar. Use one cinnamon stick for each jar you think you will
   have. Pour syrup over cucumbers and let stand overnight. 5. Drain syrup
   from cucumbers into separate pan and bring to a boil. Pour back over
   cucumbers. After cool, cover with Saran wrap.
          09/01/92         9:50 AM 6. Repeat step 5 for 3 days. 7. On the
   fourth morning, heat syrup again. While heating, pack cucumbers in
   sterilized pint jars (larger jars can be used) with cinnamon stick. Pour
   heated juice into jars to fill up almost to top. If you don't have enough,
   make more juice of water and red food coloring. Seal jars. Putting in water
   bath is optional. Recipe from Suzy Hron (my sister, Beverly Wilken’s,
   friend). Formatted for Meal-Master by Joyce Burton .. PDPP83A. Makes
   delicious Christmas gifts!