Sweet Gherkin Pickles

Home Made Sweet Gherkin Pickled Cucumber


Sweet Gherkin Pickles Recipe and Procedure. This recipe is a little involved and takes some patience but the end result is a perkier pickle suited for discriminating taste buds.

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  • Sweet Gherkin Pickle Recipe

    8 pounds of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inch cucumbers

    1/2 cup picklingsalt, divided in halves.

    8 cups sugar

    6 cups vinegar

    1/2 teaspoons Turmeric (Ground)

    2 teaspoons celery seed

    2 teaspoons whole mixed pickling spices

    2 sticks cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon whole allspice

    Wash cucumbers. Put cucumbers in a large,clean pickling container and cover with boiling water.

    Let stand 8 hours or overnight.

    On second day, drain. Combine 6 quarts boiling water and 1/4 cup salt; pour over cucumbers.

    On third day, drain and prick cucumbers with a fork.

    Combine 3 cups sugar, 3 cups vinegar and turmericin a large saucepot.

    Tie whole spices in a spice bag, add spice bag to syrup; bring to boil.

    Pour hot syrup over cucumbers; let stand 6 to 8 hours. Drain cucumbers, reserving syrup.

    Add 2 cups sugar and 2 cups vinegar to syrup; bring to boil; pour over the cucumbers.

    On fourth day, drain, reserving the syrup. Add 2 cups sugar and 1 cup vinegar to reserved syrup; bring to boil; pour over cucumbers. Let stand 6 to 8 hours. Remove spice bag and pickles. Add 1 cup sugar to syrup; bring to a boil.

    Pack pickles into hot jars, leaving 1/4th inch headspace. Ladle hot pickling liquid over cucumbers, leaving 1/4th inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two-piece caps.

    Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.

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