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sweet pickle

Sweet Pickles - No sugar added

Ingredients

  • Slice cucumbers about 1/4 inch thick for perfect snacking size
  • Slice cucumbers about 1/4 inch thick for perfect snacking size
  • 4 quarts cucumbers medium-size, sliced (about 6 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cups onions sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves diced
  • 1/3 cup salt I used Kosher salt, not pickling salt
  • 2 quarts ice cubes or ice chips crushed ice
  • 2 cups honey.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 3 cups white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place the ice cubes directly over the cucumbers and onions.
  2. Place the ice cubes directly over the cucumbers and onions.
  3. Wash cucumbers thoroughly and scrub with a vegetable brush. Drain on rack. Slice unpeeled cucumbers into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices; discard ends. Add onions and garlic.
  4. Add salt and mix thoroughly, cover with ice cubes or ice chips and let stand three hours. Drain thoroughly and remove garlic.
  5. Combine honey, spices (in a spice bag), and vinegar. Heat just until boiling. Add drained cucumber and onion slices and simmer for 5 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.
  6. So good you can eat them right out of the jar!
  7. So good you can eat them right out of the jar!
  8. Pack hot pickles (and juice) loosely in clean, hot pint jars, leaving a half-inch head space.
  9. Process in hot water bath for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove and let cool.

Recipe Notes

These are the ingredients exactly how listed on my Grandmother's recipe card - I have added her handwritten notes in parenthesis.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms