How to make it

  • Prepare the cucumbers: peel, removed ends, core, and cut into rings or sticks.
  • Combine water and lime.
  • Soak prepared cucumbers in lime-water for 24 hours.
  • Drain and wash 3 times in cold water.
  • Cover with cold water and let sit for 3 hours.
  • Combine alum, vinegar, 2 cups water, food coloring, sugar, cinnamon and red hots to make a syrup.
  • Add drained cucumbers and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  • Let stand overnight.
  • Drain off syrup, reheat and pour over pickles daily for 3 days.
  • Pack in hot jars and seal.

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