Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sweet Pickles

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. 

Sweet Pickles

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.

Yield 2 pints

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