Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sour Pickles into Sweet .

Bess, Mom B, was my first mother-in-law. Like a lot of women who grew up in the Depression, putting enough food on the table to nourish a growing family was an economic challenge rather than a gustatory adventure. The cooking and eating patterns of her youth stayed with her lifelong. This is one of the few recipes I got from her that tickles the taste buds more than it sticks to the ribs. I treasure it. These are sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!

1 quart sour pickles
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1 Tablespoon pickling spice
Drain pickles.
Cut into slices.
Cover with 2 cups of the sugar. Let stand overnight. Drain.
Bring to a boil 2 cups of the sugar, 1/2 cup water, vinegar and spice. Add pickles.
Let boil through. Re-jar and finish cool.

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