Anyone out there ever made icicle pickles? They have a sweet/tart flavor that makes your mouth water if you think about them. I remember helping mom make these as a kid but have forgotten how. If you have a tried and true recipe and wouldn't mind sharing, I'd love to have it. Thanks!
I'm not sure where the name comes from BrewJen and they may be a little like refrigerator pickles. You do can these though so you don't have to keep them refrigerated. I found the recipe below that is similar to my mom's I think. A trip to the local farmers market this weekend is in order here. The more I think about these pickles, the more I'd like to have some. Ingredients
4 pounds 4 to 6-inch cucumbers, cut into quarters lengthwise
Canning salt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 2 Quart
Mixed spices 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Sugar 5 Cup (16 tbs)
Vinegar 5 Cup (16 tbs) Directions
Put cucumber strips in a clean pickling container.
Add salt to water and bring to a boil.
Pour over cucumbers.
Weight cucumbers under brine.
Cover container and let stand 1 week in a cool place.
Drain, discarding brine; rinse cucumbers thoroughly.
Cover with boiling water; let stand 24 hours.
Cover with boiling water.
Cover; let stand 24 hours.
Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag.
Add to sugar and vinegar; bring to a boil.
Pour over cucumbers; cover and let stand 24 hours.
Drain pickling liquid; bring liquid to a boil and pour over cucumbers.
Repeat this step each day for 4 days.
Pack pickles into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
Remove spice bag.
Bring pickling liquid to a boil.
Pour hot liquid over pickles, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Remove air bubbles.
Process pints and quarts 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
These sound amazing! Lime and icicle pickles both. I haven't had much luck with pickles but I am going to give this recipe a try. I usually don't slice my pickles very thin but that could be the problem.