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Let me start by saying, I am NOT a fan of sweet pickles! I’ve never found a brand or style that I liked. But my husband LOVES them. So I was on a mission to come up with a recipe that pleased him AND me! That’s a tall order on a typical day. We are the epitome of “opposites attract”.
I SCORED THOUGH!! These refrigerator sweet pickles are the ultimate in ALL pickles! Yes, I am claiming that 🙂 These are not your typical canned pickles though. I haven’t ventured into the world of “real” canning yet, so these will only last in your refrigerator for about three weeks. They won’t last that long though – trust me!
Here’s how you can make your own Ultimate Sweet Pickles!
Assemble off of you ingredients along with a large bowl!
Toss the cut veggies with 1 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
In a separate bowl combine the liquid base.
Mix 3 cups of sugar, 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of dry or regular mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed, and 6 cloves of crushed garlic.
Stuff 4 pint size jars to the brim with the cucumbers and onions. You may have a little more or little less than 4 pints depending on how many cucumbers you used.
Slowly add the sugar/vinegar mixture to the jars letting it seep down into all of the open spaces of the jars.
Top with a lid and you’re done!
You can add a cute ribbon to give as a gift in 24 hours.
Do you love sweet pickles? If you don’t, I challenge you to try these out. They made me a believer now 🙂
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