Preparation / Directions:
Procedure: Wash cucumbers and cut 1/16 inch off blossom end, and discard.
Cut cucumbers into 1/4-inch slices. Combine all ingredients for canning
syrup in a saucepan and bring to boiling. Keep syrup hot until used. In a
large kettle, mix the ingredients for the brining solution. Add the cut
cucumbers, cover, and simmer until the cucumbers change color from bright
to dull green (about 5 to 7 minutes). Drain the cucumber slices. Fill jars,
and cover with hot canning syrup leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1. Table
1. Recommended process time for Reduced-Sodium Sliced Sweet Pickles in a
Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints. Process Time at Altitudes of 0 -
1,000 ft: 10 min.
1,001 - 6,000 ft: 15 min.
Above 6,000 ft: 20 min.