Sweet Pickled Walnuts Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Sweet Pickled Walnuts

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"Sweet pickled black walnuts take three weeks to make but they last for ages. Pick the walnuts in summer before the hard nut forms inside the green shell."

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Original recipe makes 8 pints Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    21 days 40 mins

Directions

  1. Use rubber gloves to handle the young walnuts and pierce each one a few times with the tines of a fork. Watch out for the clear juice this produces. It stains a dark, espresso brown and is a natural dye. Place the walnuts into a bucket and fill with enough water to cover. Stir in 3/4 cup of salt to make a brine. Soak walnuts for 1 week, then drain and make the brine again. Soak for 1 more week.
  2. After the second week, drain the walnuts and lay them out on trays to dry in an airy place. In a couple of days they will turn black. Once they have all turned black, they are ready to pickle.
  3. In a large pot, stir together the malt vinegar, brown sugar, allspice, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Bring to a boil and then add the walnuts. Simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Spoon the walnuts into sterile jars and fill with the syrup to within 1/2 inch of the top. Seal with lids and rings. Store in the refrigerator or process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature and store in a cool dark place.
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  • For safety when canning and preserving foods, contact your local extension for guidelines in your area that will be specific to your altitude. Click here to read more about canning and preserving.
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Mar 18, 2010

they were good!!:)

 
Aug 07, 2012

I'm really confused about this recipe. Are we supposed to pickle the walnuts whole & while still green with the shell and husk still on?

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 2631 mg
  • 105%

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

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