This recipe comes from a large lot of old recipe clippings for pickles, jams, jellies, relishes and more. Date is unknown but the collection suggests dates ranged from 1940s through the 1960s.

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Sweet Pickles Vintage RecipeRecipes for Your Scrapbook.
By Mrs. Harvey F. Rostiser.

This recipe has been requested. It is from Mrs. Mary Phillips, Laporte, Ind. They are crisp and sweet.

Sweet Pickles.

75 medium-sized cucumbers
One pint salt
Water to cover

Let stand one week in a cool place. Drain and pour fresh boiling water over pickles. Let stand overnight. Next morning, drain and pour more boiling water over pickles, adding one tablespoon alum. Third morning reheat liquid and pour boiling hot over pickles. Fourth morning, cut each pickle lengthwise, put back in crock.


Seven cups vinegar
Eight cups sugar
One-half ounce celery seed
One ounce cinnamon buds

Pour this boiling hot over pickles.

Fifth morning, reheat liquid and add one cup sugar. Sixth morning, reheat liquid and add one cup vinegar. Seventh morning, reheat liquid; pack pickles in jars or crock and cover with grape leaves. Pour on boiling liquid. Cover crock well or seal jars. Vinegar must cover pickles in crock or jars.

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2 Responses to Sweet Pickles Vintage Recipe Clipping

Fran Ringberg
Published 13 August, 2009 in 4:37 pm

I have lost my recipe for a 7 day sweet pickle that was in the Farm Journal canning and freezing cookbook. Does anyone have a copy they could send me. Thanks

Published 26 April, 2010 in 6:16 pm

i would like a 7 day bread and butter recipe, I had one when i lived in New Oxford Pa, and have since moved and lost it but I remember boiling the mix every day and pouring over the pickles they were the best ever made, I hope someone from around there still has it, I would appericate this recipe so much if you could send it to me. Thank You

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