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Sweet Gherkins

Sweet Gherkins recipe

 

Yield

24 servings

Prep

30 min

Cook

4 days

Ready

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

Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
2 quarts pickles, gherkins
1-2 inches long
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3 cups sugar
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1 quart vinegar
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2 tablespoons allspice
whole
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1 tablespoon celery seeds
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2 tablespoons cinnamon sticks
broken
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2 tablespoons cloves
whole
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½ cup mustard seeds
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Ingredients

Amount Measure Ingredient Features
2 quarts pickles, gherkins
1-2 inches long
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7.1E+2 ml sugar
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0.9 l vinegar
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3E+1 ml allspice
whole
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15 ml celery seeds
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3E+1 ml cinnamon sticks
broken
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3E+1 ml cloves
whole
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118 ml mustard seeds
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Directions

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.

Drain.

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.



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Comments


anonymous 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!

anonymous

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

anonymous

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

anonymous   

Alum is not FDA approved safe for humans

anonymous   Ukraine

I use Pickle Crisp. Works great and is not toxic!

Mozambrooklyn

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

Jack

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.

 

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 26g (0.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4022% 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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