Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

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Refrigerator pickles are one of the best things in summer.  These are a little sweet and a little spicy. After a batch of these yummy pickles you'll be yearning for them all year round!  

Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 20 minutes

6 cups (about 2 pounds) thinly sliced cucumbers (pickling cucumbers are great but this recipe can be made with other types and works well)
2 cups thinly sliced onions
6 jalapeno peppers thinly sliced in rings  
3 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 cup sugar 
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon ground turmeric (watch this spice is often used as all natural dye & stains)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 whole peeled garlic cloves


Place cucumbers, onions and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl.  Mix well to combine.

Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.

Pour vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture and let cool.

Transfer cucumber mixture into glass jars with lids for storage.  No need to seal.  Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 days prior to eating. 

Pickles may be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.

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1 comment :

  1. Made it today for the first time, a little hot, but I can adjust next time. I was wondering if we could canned this as is.


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