This recipe was written on a sheet of lined paper and found in a large collection, date unknown. Recipe is typed below along with a scanned copy.

3 Day Lime Pickles

7 lbs cucumbers: slice & put into large jar & cover with solution.

2 cups slack lime
2 gals hot water

Soak in this mixture 24 hr.

Rinse 3 times

Cover with cold water, let set 3 hr.

Drain & cover with this mixture:

2 qt vinegar
1 tea celery seeds
1 tbs salt
1 tbs mixed pickling spice
1 tea whole clove
8 cups sugar.

Let stand over nite. Next morning simmer about 35 min. in same mixture & seal.

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Handwritten Recipe For Lime Pickles

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4 Responses to 3 Day Lime Pickles – Vintage Handwritten Recipe

Published 27 April, 2016 in 4:49 am

What is meant by “Slack Lime”

Published 5 July, 2018 in 1:54 pm

What is slack lime?

Nancy Beckner
Published 28 January, 2021 in 10:39 am

I have the almost identical handwritten recipe from my mother- unfortunately doesn’t show who gave it too her. Am sure it dates at least from late 1930’s. Instead of slake lie, it refers to “powdered” lime but lime amounts are the same – 2 cups.

Published 5 July, 2023 in 10:23 am

It’s pickling lime

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