Aunt Virginia Witten's Famous Lime Pickles


This is a very good recipe for those who like a sweet-tart pickle.

Place cucumbers, water and lime in a large pot and soak for 24 hours. Rinse at least 2 times in cold water. Soak in cold water for 3 hours.

Place pickling spice in a bag of cheesecloth and tie securely. Place cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, and spice bag in the pot and soak for 12 hours. After 12 hours simmer the mixture for 40 minutes (med heat).

Sterilize the canning jars and tops well in boiling water. Boil the vinegar before pouring into the jar (if you have let the mixture cool before canning).

Fill the jars to within 1/2 inch from the top. Can in a hot water bath (5 lbs) for 5 minutes.

From: waltgray@mnsinc.com (Walt Gray-- Alexandria, Virginia)

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