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Sweet Gherkins


Sweet Gherkins recipe













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


2 quarts pickles, gherkins
1-2 inches long
3 cups sugar
1 quart vinegar
2 tablespoons allspice
1 tablespoon celery seeds
2 tablespoons cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons cloves
½ cup mustard seeds


Brine cukes: dissolve ½ cup salt in 2 quarts water, pour the solution over cukes, and let stand for 24 hours in a cool place.


Put the cukes in a clean crock.

Dissolve 1 cup of the sugar in the vinegar and add spices tied in a bag.

Bring the vinegar to a boil.

Pour the boiling hot syrup over the cukes.

Next day, drain off syrup and add 1 cup sugar, bring to a rolling boil.

Pour the boiling hot syrup over the cukes.

Repeat the next day adding the last cup of sugar.

Next day, drain the syrup from the pickles and pack the pickles into scalded jars.

Heat the syrup to a rolling boil and fill the jars.

Remove air bubbles.

Add more syrup if necessary.

1/8" head space.

10 minutes boiling water bath.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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United States

I love this recipe but, the water is it to be heated or just tap water? I poured very hot water over my cukes, I hope I did the right thing!

almost 3 years ago

Please help, I’ve completed the recipe but on the final day, the crunch and sweetness are superb BUT my gherkins are rubbery. Please tell what went wrongthanks

almost 3 years ago

I would recommend some Alum powder. It helps things keep thier crunch that are pickled.

about 2 years ago

Alum is not FDA approved safe for humans


When do you take the bag with the spices out? Right after the first boil?

about 1 year ago


Why boil and cover pickles 3 times. essentially cooking them 3 times. Can't you just boil vinegar, 3 cups sugar and spices then simmer and jar the pickles?
Not sure what the 3 separate boiling steps does.

9 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 26g (0.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4022% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 34%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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