Sweet Pickle Spears

I got this recipe from a friend.  Harold likes sweet pickles, but I don’t like the time that other recipes involve.  This method is pretty simple. {print recipe}

Sweet Pickles

4 pounds pickling cucumbers

4 cups sugar

3 1/4 cups white vinegar

2 1/2 Tablespoons salt

5 teaspoons celery salt

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed

Slice ends and cut into spears.  Pour boiling water over cucumbers, cover, and let stand for 2 hours.  Drain, pack into hot quart jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.  Heat the remaining ingredients together in a pot.  Bring to a boil and then pour over the cucumbers in the jars.  Remove air bubbles.  Process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

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