Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lime Pickles

This lime pickle recipe was on Rebecca's Blog. I have had these and they are the best pickles you'll ever taste.

7 lbs. cucumber, sliced thin
2 cups lime
1 1/2 gallon water
9 cups sugar
2 qt. white vinegar
2 tsp. pickling spices
1 tsp. celery seed
1 Tbsp. salt

Soak cucumber slices in lime and water for 24 hours. Drain lime/water mixture, rince cucumber slices and soak in ice cold water for three hours. While cucumbers are soaking, mix together sugar, vinegar, pickling spices, celery seed and salt. Heat mixture just until sugar dissolves. Cool mixture. Drain water from cucumber slices. Add vinegar mixture to cucumber slices and soak for twelve hours. Boil slowly for 45 minutes. Pack and seal in canning jars.