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Ingredients

8 cups sliced unpeeled cucumbers
2 cups sliced onions
1 cup julienne cut red bell pepper
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons celery seed
2 teaspoons mustard seed

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, onions and red peppers. Sprinkle with salt and mix well. Let stand one hour. Drain. In medium bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed and mustard seed; stir until sugar is dissolved. Place cucumber mixture in non-metalic container. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours to blend flavors. Makes about 8 cups. Note: Pickles will keep in refrigerator up to 6 weeks.

Mary Jo Ziegler
East Moline



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