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2 gallons cucumber strips
2 c. lime
8 1/2 qt. water
1 c. vinegar
1 oz. bottle red food coloring
1 tbsp. alum
2 c. vinegar
2 c. water
1 lg. pkg. red hot candies
10 c. sugar
8 cinnamon sticks

Use large cucumbers; peel, spoon out seeds and cut in strips. Mix lime and 8 1/2 quarts water; pour over strips. Soak 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

Wash and drain well. Soak in ice water 3 hours.

Combine 1 cup vinegar, food coloring, alum and water to cover pickles. Simmer 2 hours. Drain and cover with syrup made of last 5 ingredients. Stir and bring to boil. Pour over pickles and let stand overnight.

Heat syrup for 3 mornings and pour over pickles. Can on the third morning.

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