Recipe by bobbi s.
"These cinnamon-flavored sweet pickles are a bit like candied apples. Kind of time consuming but worth the time."
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pickling lime (calcium hydroxide)
red food coloring
distilled white vinegar
distilled white vinegar
cinnamon red hot candies
My great grandmother used to make these pickles for us every Christmas. They are unusual, but they taste incredible. This recipe is a perfect match to my grandmother's handwritten recipe from years ago. They do take a while to make, but they are completely worth the time.
I made these yesterday. I cut my pickles into spears and I didn't let them sit in the syrup overnight. I just canned them and put them in the waterbath. I figured they would be setting until the holidays anyway. It was all I could do not to eat the syrup with a spoon. Thanks for a great recipe. 9/3 Update..I made another batch and this time I cut them in 1/2 moons. They are even more beautiful then the first time.
WOW....I can't believe how these taste. My husband has been looking for this recipe since his mother past away. THESE ARE INCREDIBLE.
my mother makes these a lot to sell. Most people who buy them think they are made with apples. They are very good, but a bit too cinnamon-y for my like.
These are awesome! Gave them away as Christmas gifts last year and now that the cucumbers in the garden are abundant people are calling to "request" them again this year! They do take some time....but they really are worth it! Has anyone tried this recipe using Ball Pickle Crisp granules yet?
My Grandmother has been making these pickles for years. They are awesome. Couldn't stop eating them, and everyone who has tried them loves them.
Just finished making our first batch of these yesterday. As someone else stated, they can be time consuming, but oh my goodness are they worth it! Yum, yum, yum!!
I make this recipe with zucchini and it's also amazing. They don't get soggy, but they are firm and the first time I saw them, I thought they were apples. The lady who made them sliced and cored them and canned them that way. They look really nice in a jar that way. Just make sure the zucchini aren't too fat to fit. If they are, then you have to cut them up. Great way to use up all that zucchini!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Christmas Red Pickles
Serving Size: 1/80 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 80
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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