Sweet Pickles

This recipe came out of necessity. I love pickles. Mostly sweet pickles. I had a boat load of cucumber. I didn’t have all the ingredients to make my favorite bread and butter pickles.
I decided to ad lib.
Normally ad libbing ends up being a disaster. In this case it turned out perfect. It is funny how life is like that. I don’t think I could duplicate it if I tried.
I must admit there is something deeply satisfying when I hear that familiar ping of the jars when they seal.
Sweet Dill Pickles
2 cups white sugar
2 quarts water
1 quart white vinegar
1/2 cup canning salt
7-8 sprigs of dill
Mix the sugar, water vinegar and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Using a mandolin or knife cut cucumbers into thick slices. Have jars sterilized.
Pack cucumbers into jars.
Pour hot solution over pickles. Seal the jars and put in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Remove jars and let them sit on the counter, until you hear that familiar ping. If any don’t seal, put them in the refrigerator and eat those first.
Peace be with you,
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11 Responses to “Sweet Pickles”

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    Gloria — September 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    This look absolutely nice, my Mom love pickles, gloria


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    The Mom Chef — September 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I love that ping sound too after I’m done with a batch of canning. It is such a satisfying sound. Almost as good as seeing all the jars lined up on the counter!

    These do look fantastic. I like mine on the sour dill side, but others in my family would devour sweet ones. Many thanks for the recipe.


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    The Culinary Lens — September 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    The ping is great but I do love the simple practicality of if they don’t seal just eat them first LOL problem solved


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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — September 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Yum, Veronica! These pickles are gorgeous. Good tip on the ‘ping’ – will be listening for that!


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    egb — September 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Yum! I just recently made my first round of pickles and yours look lovely. I might have to try out your brine to see how the addition of sugar changes it. Thanks!


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    Lizzy — September 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I have never made pickles, but yours look fabulous!! My mom would make bread and butter pickles…they were delish! I need to jump on the pickle bandwagon with you~


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 5, 2011 at 2:45 am

    I also love sweet pickles so these just sound awesome! I would love to eat some of these on a good burger right about now!


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    Ann — September 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    They sound delicious and I love bread and butter pickles. Your pictures are amazing!


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    Libby — September 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Yummm! Those would be great on some burgers!!


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    Jenelle — September 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I have been wanting to make pickles and this is the perfect recipe! Thanks for the motivation!


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    ping — September 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I’ve been making pickles lately since my husband mentioned he misses them from his US days. Trouble is he likes those sour ones but I don’t. Thanks to you and this recipe, I can finally unpucker my face and enjoy my very own batch. Yay!


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