Monday, August 29, 2011

Homemade Sweet Pickles

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 Homemade Sweet Pickles

Pickles are so easy to make and delicious.   If you have never canned before this is a great recipe to try. I like to make big batches at once cause they go fast!  Oh and they are awesome gifts! 

Supplies:
12 cups sliced cucumbers, sliced by hand or with a mandolin
4 onions, sliced
2 sweet red bell peppers, seeds and stem removed, sliced
1/2-cup salt
2 cups vinegar
1 ½ cups sugar
1-teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons mustard seed

Steps:
1. Combine vegetables and salt; let stand 30 minutes then drain.

2. Heat vinegar, sugar and spices. Add vegetables, bring to a boil, and boil for 5-10 minutes or until transparent. Pack hot pickles and liquid into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Keep jars and lids hot by keeping them in a hot water bath while you are preparing the ingredients.

3. Remove air bubbles with a nonmetallic spatula. Wipe jar rim clean with a clean cloth. Place lid on jar and screw band down evenly and firmly just until the point of resistance is met.

4. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner. Let cool overnight.  Check lids for tightness.  Store for about two weeks before eating.   This recipe makes about 4 quarts.

2 comments:

  1. My hubby and I are both diabetics and we've made Bread & Butter pickles and where it called for sugar we substituted Splenda and they're great! I'm going to have to try your recipe and substitute in it also.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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