Seven-Day Sweet Pickles

Course : Cucumbers
Serves: 7 pints
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7 pound Medium-sized cucumbers (about 3 inch long)
2 quarts Boiling water
1 quart Apple cider vinegar
8 cup Granulated sugar
2 Tablespoon Salt
2 Tablespoon Mixed pickling spices

Preparation / Directions:

Scrub the cucumbers; put them in a large dishpan or crock and cover them with boiling water. Let stand for 24 hours. On day 2 drain them, then cover them again with fresh boiling water. Repeat process on day 3 and 4. On day 5 drain the pickles, then cut them into 1/4" slices. Combine the vinegar, sugar and seasonings and bring to a boil. Pour over the sliced pickles. On day 6 drain the syrup into a saucepan, bring to a boil and pour over the pickles once again. Repeat the process on day 7, then spoon the pickles and syrup into hot steralized jars and seal.

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