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Aristocratic Pickles (VRP 001)

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Aristocratic Pickles

Aristocratic Pickles (VRP 001)

Prep Time: 6 days
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 6 days 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon pickling cucumbers, sliced thin
  • Alum, size of egg (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 quart vinegar
  • 1 pint of water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar

Spice Bag

  • 1 tablespoons cloves, whole
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 1 ounce stick cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Let the pickling cucumbers stand in salt water for 6 days
  2. Stir each day
  3. On day 6 drain and cover with water
  4. Boil in alum for 10 minutes
  5. Drain again
  6. Cover with water
  7. Add the ginger and boil for 10 minutes
  8. Drain again
  9. Boil in the remaining ingredients until transparent
  10. Remove the spice bag
  11. Place the pickling cucumbers in jars
  12. Bring vinegar liquid to a boil
  13. Pour over pickles and seal

Aristocratic Pickles

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Cheryl Gallion

Saturday 30th of May 2020

INteresting take on the recipe. My mom made 'ristocrat pickles my whole life, I've made them too. After you try my mom's recipe you'll throw rocks at bread and butter pickles :)

Here's my recipe, you're welcome to use it. NGREDIENTS 3/4 ts Tumeric 1 1/2 qt Onion, sliced thin cover Let set for 1 hour, drain 3 qt Cucumber, sliced thin 1 1/2 ts Celery seed 1 1/2 ts Ginger, ground W/ salted water 1 1/2 tb Mustard seed 1/2 ts Black pepper 1/4 c Salt for ea qt. of water 3 c Sugar 3 c White vinegar 4 Servings INSTRUCTIONS Boil ingredients 6 thru 12, add Cucumbers,and onion. Boil 10 min put in jars and seal. Hot Pack Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #143 Date: Mon, 08 Jul 1996 23:19:39 +0000 From: Cheryl Gallion Gimenez Serving Size: 1 Preparation Time: 0:00 Categories: Canning Pickles Amount Measure Ingredient Preparation (I'm really happy that Big Oven rescued some of my favorite recipes I'd posted on the Mastercook Recipe Digest)

MJ Snider

Thursday 12th of September 2019

I don't think that when the recipe says 'size of an egg' it means to use that much alum. I have a similar vintage recipe & it says to use enough to 'float an egg'. I think someone needs to interview someone who actually knows what these terms mean, in order to make the recipe appropriately. It would also help if we knew someone who could tell us what its supposed to taste like.

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