I am not a sweet pickle fan. I do not eat sweet relish in or on anything except 1000 Island Dressing. However, as sweet pickles were requested for one of my classes, I searched out a good sweet pickle recipe. These are actually good and I can now enjoy a sweet pickle once in a while. Use the same brine with diced cucumbers and an added red bell pepper to make sweet pickle relish.
1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/8 cup salt 1 cup white sugar 1/4 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp. mustard seed 2 pounds cucumbers 1-2 sweet onions (optional)
In a small saucepan, combine apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, turmeric and mustard seed. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes. Meanwhile slice onion and cucumbers. Loosely pack in a quart jar. Pour cooled liquid over the vegetables and refrigerate for 24 hours. If canning, do a BWB for 10 minutes after filling jars.