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Summertime Sweet Pickles Recipe
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Summertime Sweet Pickles

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"This easy recipe gives you a great way to save a bountiful crop of cukes! Your fresh cucumbers will taste great this way. This classic method is popular with all age groups."

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Original recipe makes 1 quart Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    21 hrs 40 mins


  1. In a small saucepan at medium-high heat, combine cider vinegar, salt, sugar, tumeric and mustard seed. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 more minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice cucumbers and onion. Loosely pack the vegetables in a 1-quart canning jar or other similarly sized container. Pour hot liquid over the vegetables in the container. Refrigerate for 24 hours and enjoy! Keep refrigerated.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 31, 2004

I never made pickles before and was skeptical about this too easy to be true recipe, HOWEVER...this recipe is unbelievably good. Fabulous, like bread and butter pickles...only better! I made another batch the very next day! 10 stars!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2005

I used a cider vinegar and found the taste to be way to strong for me. I've gota similar recipe that uses white vinegar instead. That one calls for 3 days in the refrigerator but I'm not sure it really makes a difference.

Aug 27, 2003

Excellent recipe! My whole family loves these pickles. Very quick and easy to make, too.

Mar 12, 2005

What is nice is that the pickles stay crunchy, as well as taste great! I omitted the onions. Did not have mustard seed, so used half as much mustard powder. Added 1/2 tsp celery seed and 1/2 tsp dill seed. Used English cukes (one = 1 lb). Added 1/2 cup water cuz seemed like not enough liquid to cover, although the pickles did shrink down. Keep in the frig and eat right away! They won't last long! Highly recommend, and no trouble to make.

Jul 23, 2007

Salty, but yummy and simple. Next time I make these I will cut back on the salt. I also like my pickles a little zesty, so I added a little crushed red pepper. Next time I'll add a bit more.

Sep 05, 2006

This is by far the best sweet pickle recipe. It is so easy and tastes great. Hats off to subscriber.

Jul 18, 2011

I had to double the boiled mix in order to get enough to completely submerge the cucumbers and onions.

Jul 11, 2008

Nice sweet tangy flavor which doesn't cover the flavor of the cukes. I use Baggs Apple Cider Vinegar which tends to be sweeter.


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  • Calories
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 1750 mg
  • 70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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