I hope this is okay to post here. I do not see a forum for this.
I am looking for a sweet pickle recipe that is super sweet and very crunchy. Very syrupy, almost amber liquid in jar. My Mother’s neigbor’s Mother (a mouthful there) used to make these. My Mother has lost the recipe and I would love to get a copy. It’s an older recipe I would assume, as I am having such a hard time locating it.
I have also seen green tomatoes pickled and canned this way.
This is one of my favorites and so easy it is embarrassing.
“Dill” Sweet Pickles
1 46 oz jar inexpensive dill pickles I use the store brand
3 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 cup cider vinegar
Drain pickles and slice diagonally. Drain on paper towels. Mix sugar water and vinegar and boil 12 minutes. Put pickles in HOT syrup. Put back in jar and refrigerate for at least 3 weeks before using. “FreshPack” pickles will not be crisp, use the generic dills. Amazingly good!
3 quarts cucumbers, sliced
3 onions, chopped
2 green peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup salt
1 quart vinegar
4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 Tablespoon white mustard seed
6 small sticks horseradish root
Mix vegetables with salt, let stand 3 hours and drain. Mix vinegar, sugar and spices and boil 5 minutes. Pack pickles in sterile hot jars with a stick of horseradish in the center of each and cover with boiling vinegar sirup. Seal. Makes 3 quarts.