Nana's Lime Pickles aka Banquet Sweet Pickles

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves:

Preparation time:
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Ingredients

7 lb cucumbers
2 gallons water
2 c lime

2 qts vinegar
4 1/2 lbs sugar
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp mixed pickling spices

Method

Wash and slice cucumbers. Let stand for 24 hours in cold water mixed with lime.

Rinse cucumbers twice in cold water.

Then soak in fresh cold water for 3 hours.

Drain cucumbers.

Mix together vinegar, sugar, and spices. Pour over cucumbers and let stand overnight.

Bring to a boil for 35 minutes then can while hot.

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