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Virginia Sweets Homemade Pickles Recipe - Click To View Larger

Virginia Sweets
Sandy’s – Real Good

2 gal. pickles (small) larger ones cut lengthwise or chunks
1 pt. canning salt to 1 gal. water (boiling)

Pour over pickles and let stand 1 week.

Drain and pour fresh boiling water over them and let stand 24 hrs.

Drain and cover with fresh boiling water to which 1 tsp. alum has been added. (1 tsp. alum to 1 gal. of water) and let stand 24 hrs.

Drain and bring to boil the following ingredients and cool a little before pouring over pickles. | Add 1 pt. of sugar the first day.

5 pts. vinegar
2 sticks cinnamon bark
8 pts. sugar (some each day)
2 Tablespoons celery seed

Drain and heat each day for 4 days always cooling a little.

The first day only add 1 pt. of sugar.

Portion the rest of the sugar into equal parts and add rest of the days.

Can on the 5th day.–Do not heat pickles to can–just vinegar & can. Do not have boiling.

The 2 Week Diet

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2 Responses to Virginia Sweets – Handwritten Pickle Recipe

jane way
Published 16 July, 2009 in 4:17 pm

do you have any receipes for plain dill pickles?

Published 30 July, 2009 in 12:48 pm

I have an old no cook pickle recipe that was my mothers. It is similar to the 9 day pickles, but calls for 2 boxes of alum on the 8th day. I have searched all over and cannot find alum in a box. All I can find is the 1.30 oz jar. How do I find out how much alum to use. I’m at my wits end and my pickles will be ready by Sundy, Aug 2nd. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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