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Aristocratic Pickles


Combine 1 cup salt and enough water to cover

36 medium cucumbers, sliced thin.

Let stand 7 days, stirring daily.

Drain, cover with cold water to which add 1 teaspoon alum.

Heat 10 minutes and drain.

Cover with water to which 1 tablespoon of ginger has been added.

Simmer 10 minutes, drain.


6 cups sugar

4 cups vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

Spices: ( Put in a gauze bag tied off)

1 tablespoon cloves, 1 tablespoon allspice, 1 tablespoon celery seed, 2 sticks of cinnamon,

Boil syrup and spices together and add cucumbers. Simmer 20 - 30 minutes.

Remove spice bag.

Pack into jars and seal.

Store in a cool dry place.