Lime Pickles are sweet and crunchy with a serious jaw dropping zing. Pickling with Lime adds a crispness to these tasty pickles that just can't be replicated by using any other method.
The process of Lime pickling is a bit time consuming but well worth the effort. When using Pickling Lime be prepared to spend 3 full days to process your recipe.
To make this recipe use Mrs. Wages Pickling Lime. Most local food markets carry the product in the baking or seasonal foods isle. The recipe for Sweet Lime Pickles can also be found on the back panel.
Lime Pickles Recipe:
7 lbs. cucumbers (Slice crosswise)
1 cup MRS. WAGES Pickling Lime
2 gallons water
8 cups distilled white vinegar, 5% acidity
8 cups sugar
1 tablespoon salt (optional)
2 teaspoons MRS. WAGES Mixed Pickling Spices
2.Remove sliced cucumbers from lime water. Discard lime water. Rinse 3 times in fresh cold water. Soak 3 hours in fresh ice water.
3.Combine vinegar, sugar, salt and mixed pickling spices in a large pot. Bring to a low boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove syrup from heat and add sliced cucumbers. Soak 5-6 hours or overnight. If time does not permit skip step 3 and move directly to step 4.
4.Boil slices in the syrup 35 minutes. Fill sterilized jars with hot slices. Pour hot syrup over the slices, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cap each jar when filled.
5.Process pints 10 minutes, quarts 15 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
6.Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturer’s instructions. Refrigerate unsealed jars
For detailed instructions of jar sterilization and canning preparation click HERE
recipe source: mrswages.com
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