2 gal. large cucumbers
8 1/2 qts. water
2 c. lime
1 c. vinegar
1 small bottle red food coloring
1 Tb. alum
water to cover
8 sticks cinnamon
10 oz. red hot cinnamon candy
3 c. water
3 c. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
10 c. sugar
Peel, seed and cut cucumbers in bite-size pieces. Soak in water and lime for 24 hours. Drain and wash, then soak in cold water for 3 hours. Place in large kettle and simmer for 2 hours in a solution of the vinegar, red food coloring, alum and water to cover.
Drain off liquid. Make a syrup with the cinnamon, red hot cinnamon candy, water, vinegar, salt and sugar.
Bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.
Drain and reheat this syrup every 24 hours for 3 days.
On the fourth day, heat juice, put into jars and seal.
Pairs Well With
A couple of years ago, a friend sent me some Cinnamon pickles made in a little factory not far from where she lived. I loved them!! But then anything with cinnamon has to be good, right? LOL Anyway, I went on a hunt to find a recipe I could try to make on my own to see if I couldn't come up with a similar version. Here's what I found. They are very good and very, very pretty!!! I found this in an Amish Cookbook from IN!!Kay says, I got 9 pints of the prettiest red pickles!! :O) Yummm!!