Sweet Lime Pickles

Sweet Lime Pickles

These are the pickles my mother has always made. They have the sweet-tart, translucent crunchiness that makes my mouth water and pucker at the same time. They are delicious as part of potato salad. A ham or turkey sandwich would be pretty ‘blah’ without them. And they belong on my favorite grilled cheese sandwich, too. https://snailfungus.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/grilled-cheese-sandwich/

(Makes 3 quarts)

1 gallon of sliced cucumbers

Place in a mixture of 2 quarts water and ½ C. pickling lime. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Rinse well to remove the lime and soak one hour in clear, cold water.

Bring to a boil:
6 C. white vinegar
6 C. sugar
2 T. (or more) pickling spice

You can enclose the spice in a cloth sack or leave it loose in the pickles, as desired. (I prefer it in a sack. Remove when packing jars.)

Bring to a boil again and cook 25 minutes, carefully stirring occasionally. Pack in jars and seal hot.

sweet lime pickles on ham sammy
Sweet Lime Pickles on a ham sammy

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