Sweet Pickle Sticks

posted by JOYLOU 07-13-99 6:06 PM

Sweet Pickle Sticks

Use fresh firm medium cucumbers. Wash and cut them into sticks. Pour boiling water over them and let stand 4 to 5 hours. Drain and pack solidly into sterilized jars.

Make a solution:
3 3/4 cups vinegar
3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons salt
4 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
4 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
3/4 teaspoons mustard seed

Boil the solution for 5 minutes. Pour boiling hot over cucumbers to within 1/2 inch of top of jar.

Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes. Solution fill 6 pint jars.

If sweeter pickle is desired, double measurement of sugar.

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