Sweet & Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

We have a nice crop of cucumbers this year. More than I know what to do with. I made these on accident actually, the intent was for regular refrigerator pickles but somebody filled the regular bulk container in the natural foods section with a spicy pickling spice mixture. I was disappointed when I got home but I made them anyway and decided I would give them away if they weren’t to my liking. They actually turned out far better than I expected. So much so I will probably make them this way next year as well.

To make these I simply sliced cucumbers and put them in jars until they came up to about a half an inch from the top. I dissolved 1/4 cup sugar in about 8 cups of water then added 2 teaspoons of salt and about 1/4 cup spicy pickling seasoning. I filled 3 jars 3/4 of the way up and topped each of the jars off with vinegar. The pickles will keep in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

These are a great healthy snack and they were very easy to make. A great accompaniment to fresh corn on the cob and grilled chicken or burgers!

4 Comments

  1. Posted July 22, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Nice photos, and interesting approach on making refrigerator pickles (I love them).

    But, how do you serve fresh corn on a cop?

  2. Posted July 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Ha! Oh my gosh, thanks for finding that! Will definitely change to “cob” now. . . *blush*

  3. Posted July 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful pickles!

  4. Posted July 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!

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