Posted 08-27-2002 at 18:53:01
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Julie the Cinnamon Cucumber Rings intrigued me so much I had to look for it, hope this is it!
CINNAMON CUCUMBER RINGS
Dorothea "Dollie" Belle Jacobs Kent
My grandma Dollie Kent often made these. They are deliciously sweet and spicy (similar to spiced apples) and especially nice at Thanksgiving and Christmas!
2 gallons large cucumbers - peel, cut into slices, seed (core) slices to make rings.
Soak for 24 hrs. in mixture of:
2 cups lime juice
8-1/2 quarts water
Drain and rinse.
Soak in ice water for 3 hrs. Drain.
Pour over cucumber rings in a large pot:
1 cup vinegar
1 bottle red food coloring
1 Tablespoon Alum
Water to cover
Simmer for 2 hrs. Drain off liquid.
In separate pot, heat:
2 cups water
2 cups vinegar
10 cups sugar
8 sticks cinnamon
1 medium package of red hots candies
Pour syrup over cucumber rings and let stand overnight.
For next 2 days reheat SYRUP ONLY, pour over rings, and let stand.
Day 3: pack rings into canning jars, heat syrup, pour over rings, seal jars.