Monday, August 10, 2009

Cinnamon Cucumbers

Yes I said cinnamon cucumbers. I know what your thinking... "What in the world?" I thought the same thing too when my sister brought some to me last summer. But I promise when you try them you will be amazed. They taste like cinnamon candy! Our garden has been producing lots of cucumbers this year so even after making a big jug of pickles I still had left overs. Therefore, I canned 4 pint jars of these.

Here is the recipe, I however cut it in half since I did not have 7 lbs of cucumbers.

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Red Cinnamon Sticks
7 pounds peeled, seeded cucumbers in strips
1 cup lime
1 gallon water
1 cup vinegar
1 bottle red food coloring
1 tablespoon alum
Enough water to cover pickles
3 cups vinegar
2 cups water
10 cups granulated sugar
8 to 10 ounce package of Red Hots cinnamon candies
8 sticks cinnamon
Soak cucumbers, lime and 1 gallon water for 24 hours.
Wash cucumbers. Soak in ice water for 3 hours.
Mix 1 cup vinegar, food coloring, alum and enough water to cover pickles. Simmer in this mixture 2 hours. Pour off liquid from cucumbers and throw away.
Boil 3 cups vinegar, 2 cups water, sugar, candies and cinnamon. Pour over cucumbers. Let stand 24 hours. Drain liquid and bring to boil.
Put cucumbers into jars with 1 to 2 sticks cinnamon in each jar. Pour hot liquid over jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. wipe rims, lids and rings on, then place in boil bath for 15 minutes.

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