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Grandma Grace’s Chunk Pickles

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Grandma made the best pickles. These take me right back to her house.

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts Pickling Cucumbers, Cut Into Chunks
  • 2 cups Canning Salt + 1 Gallon Water
  • 4 quarts Boiling Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Alum
  • 6 pints Sugar
  • 6 pints White (or Cider Or Combo) Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Pickling Spice
  • 2 Tablespoons Celery Seed
  • 2-¼ cups Sugar, Divided

Preparation

Day 1: Chunk cucumbers and add to a 5 gallon bucket with 2 cups salt and 1 gallon water. Let stand for 3 days making sure to mix everyday and to somehow press the pickles down so that they stay below the brine (I put a plate on top with the gallon jug of vinegar on top).

Day2: Stir

Day 3: Stir

Day 4: Drain, cover with clear water, let stand for 24 hours.

Day 5: Drain. Make brine of 4 quarts of boiling water and 2 Tablespoons of alum. Pour this mixture over the pickles and let stand for 24 hours.

Day 6: Drain the pickles. Mix 6 pints sugar, 6 pints vinegar, 2 Tablespoons of pickling spice and 2 Tablespoons of celery seed. Bring to boil and pour over pickles. Let stand for 24 hours.

Day 7, 8 and 9: Drain. Reheat juice adding an additional 3/4 cup sugar to the mixture each day. Be sure brine is hot and pour over pickles.

Day 10: Drain juice and reheat. Put pickles in jars, pour hot juice over and seal right away.

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Twinks on 7.6.2010

Just finished these today and they have great sweet pickle flavor. So easy too!

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