Old Fashioned Sweet Pickle Relish
8 C cucumbers, chopped
2 C red bell peppers, chopped
2 C green bell peppers, chopped
1 C onion, chopped
1 Tbsp turmeric
1/2 C pickling salt
1½ C brown sugar, packed
1 qt vinegar
1 Tbsp mustard seed
2 tsp whole cloves
2 tsp whole allspice
2 sticks cinnamon
Combine cucumbers, peppers and onions; sprinkle with turmeric. Dissolve salt in 2 quarts cold water and pour over vegetables, let stand 3-4 hours.
Drain cover vegetables with cold water and let stand 1 hour. Drain thoroughly.
Tie spices in a cheesecloth bag; add sugar and vinegar and heat to boiling and pour over vegetables. Cover and let stand for 12-18 hours in a cool place.
Simmer until vegetables are hot, bring to a boil. Pack, boiling hot into hot mason jars leaving 1/8 inch head space. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.