Company Best Pickles (Sweet Pickles)
This was one of several recipes posted in response to an ISO on Recipe Secrets' forum: "My grandmother used to make sweet pickles that she called Company's Best. Any ideas on these pickles or a recipe?"
10 medium cucumbers
8 cups sugar
5 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons mixed pickling spice
4 cups cider vinegar
Cover whole cucumbers with boiling water.
Allow to stand until next morning.
Repeat procedure on next 3 mornings.
On the 5th day, drain & slice into 1/2 inch pieces.
Combine sugar, spice, salt & vinegar.
Bring to a boil & pour over cucumbers.
Let stand 2 days.
On 3rd day, bring to a boil.
Seal in hot jars.
Posted by LuAnn
NOTE: These should be processed in a boiling water bath to avoid risk of contamination.
Source: http://www.recipesecrets.net; recipe posted by "Henway", who noted Simply Good Cooking Pennsylvania Dutch Style as the source.