5 1/2 lbs okra
4 1/2 cups cider vinegar
4 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
2 TBS mixed pickling spices
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 TBS pickling salt (optional)
Wash the okra and cut off the stems.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil.Meanwhile, tightly pack the okra in clean hot pint jars. Pour the hot syrup over the okra, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Seal. Process in a boilong water bath or steam canner for 10 minutes.
Use small okra, the size to fit easily into the pint jars.
Can omit salt for low salt diet but salt adds depth and enhances flavor if you use it.
AS with all pickled products, let sit to develop full flavor.
Pickels and Relishes by Chesman
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