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This is a recipe I used 30 years ago when my children were little on the farm. They still fight over these pickles. It is easy and the pickles are good. So, if you have lots of cucumbers this year, this is a great way to preserve them. You don’t even seal the jars for these pickles. They have a great taste, too. I make them every year and divide the jars between my three children and myself. Some years I get cheated!4 1/2 quarts water 3 pints cider vinegar 5 percent 1 1/2 cups canning salt 2 teaspoons powdered alum 2 teaspoons yellow food coloring Dill Garlic cloves Cucumbers, peeled and cut into spears Bring first five ingredients to a boil in a large pot. Peel and put raw cucumbers in jars. Add one clove of garlic and one sprig of dill to each jar. Pour enough of the boiling mixture into jars to cover cucumbers. Screw on jar lids. Jars don’t have to be sealed. Let jars sit for 10 to 14 days before serving. Refrigerate before opening so pickles will be crisp. Enjoy! Note: This makes about 6 quarts of liquid. It depends on how full you make your jars as to how many jars you will get from the recipe. I have never tried making them without peeling them. They will keep on the shelf for at least 3 or 4 months. I usually get about 8 or 9 quarts. You can keep the liquid in the fridge and reheat if you don’t have enough cucumbers to use up all the liquid. You could also cut the recipe in half to see if you like the pickles. The food coloring just makes for a prettier jar of pickles. Pin for later! Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. You can print by clicking on the printer icon below.Just a reminder to look on the right hand side of this page and type in your e-mail address so you don’t miss new posts when they come out! Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone. We have more than 20,000 e-mail subscribers and they are always the first to know about any new posts.© The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder