Thursday, May 26, 2011

MIXED SWEET PICKLES

Put in small agate or enamel saucepan 1 cup vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon blades of mace 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves, and cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup candied cherries, cook 5 minutes; skim out, add 1/2 cup large Malaga raisins in clusters of two or three.

Cook 10 minutes, remove raisins and add 18 small sweet cucumber pickles and cook 10 minutes.

Arrange in glass jar in closely packed layers, putting raisins in first, then cherries, then pickles; repeat until jar is full. Strain hot syrup into jar, and seal.

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