This recipe is much easier, than it sounds. Most pickling ingredients, including jars, can be found in grocery stores.
Large cucumbers, peeled, sliced into rings and cored. They may also be sliced into spears if you prefer.
Soak 24 hours in the following mixture:
2 cups lime or Ball Picle Crisp Granules in maker’s proportion to lime
8 1/2 quarts water
This recipe will do about 2 gallons of sliced cukes.
Drain and wash well, being careful not to break the pieces.
Simmer two hours in the following mixture:
1 cup vinegar (apple cider works)
2 oz. red food coloring
1 tbsp. alum
enough water to cover the cukes
Drain well and throw away the liquid. Rinse the cukes.
While the cukes are simmering, make the following syrup:
2 cups vinegar
2 cups water
10 cups sugar
6 broken cinnamon sticks (cinnamon bark)
1 pkg red hot cinnamon candy
Cook until the sugar and candy are melted and mixture is boiling. Pour over the drained cukes. Let set overnight.
Drain – reserving syrup. Reheat the liquid, pack cukes into jars and fill with hot liquid.
Seal and process 10 minutes in hot water bath.