I’m using the two piece lid and band on my jars. But who can wait that long?? I don’t remember if my small cukes were as firm as the larger ones, mine may not have matured enough. EXCELLENT! Stir occasionally to make sure mixture heats evenly. How long do these crispy bread and butter pickles last in the refrigerator? When you go to pour the next day’s mixture of water/vinegar you will pour off the water that presently covers the cucumbers and replace it with the fresh boiling water or vinegar (depending on the day). This year I saw your recipe and decided to try. I wanted to call this recipe ex husband’s sweet and spicy dill chips, but that wouldn’t have been search engine friendly. Cucumbers do not have the same properties as tomatoes and green beans so bacteria does not grow after the processing. Answer: Add dill heads and garlic bulbs. Especially when you are canning, it’s important to be careful when you substitute ingredients. Add sugar to vinegar mixture and bring to a good boil. Having said all of that you might find more information about pickling on the Splenda website. 2 and 3? Amish Sweet Dill Pickles Bring to a boil: 3 Cups sugar, 2 Tablespoons salt, 2 Cups vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar), 2 Cups water. Leave them whole and place them into a large glass jar, food-safe plastic container or a canning pot. Try this homemade Amish Refrigerator Pickles for family dinners! They soaked in lime/water for 24 hours, then ice water overnight, and then cooked in syrup mixture which was sugar and vinegar (no water). I’m new to this. Alum mixture = 2 1/2 tablespoons alum to 1 gallon boiling water. I have never tried putting peppers in these pickles. I don’t want to make anyone sick – but I just can’t believe that anything would be wrong with these. I don’t mind at all because they can be made in less than 15 minutes! I’ve also seen them called 14 Day Pickles. Fill pint or quart jars, leave 1/2-inch head space.”, There is no mention of a boiling water canner processing. I have made these pickles and given them to friends and relatives and they have all put in their orders for more pickles this year! My other recipe, Grand Mammy’s Carolina Sharps, is less sweet and more tart – don’t know if it would be better. It is the combination of covering the pickles with the pickling salt and vinegar in the brining solution and hot boiled water each day and then packing the pickles in the canning process with enough sugar to keep them covered in the jars that are essential for preservation of the pickles. I began making the Craven County Sweet Pickles and on the second day while changing the water; I noticed an awful odor coming from the cukes. Pour prepared cider vinegar/pickling spices over the cucumber slices. Pour hot liquid over the cucumbers and onions. I have made these pickles before and love them! My mom used to make a bread and butter pickle that I like, but if I was asked my favorite sweet pickle, I wanted Nanny’s super “green” pickle! Thanks for a very good question. If you do not have enough syrup to cover your pickles add a little more sugar (about 1/3 cup) at a time. NOTE:  The sugar sometimes does just sit on the bottom. Pickling salt mixture = 1 1/2 cups pickling salt to 1 gallon boiling water. They taste ok but are just ugly . Good luck – Andra Cook, On day’s 5,6,7 do you change vinegar spices everyday or just let it sit for three days and then pour off, You do not change the vinegar spices mixture at all…just let it sit for 3 days and then pour off. The cucumbers do not have to be refrigerated during the five (5) day process. Here’s why: I could not find alum anywhere so I went online to search for a substitute (thinking that all the alum was for was crisping) and I found that tea leaves could be use to make for crisping. My question – is the alum just for crispness, or is it also for preservation, and since I didn’t use it, do I have to keep my pickles refrigerated? Hope this has helped in some way. The recipe also appears in our cookbook called What’s Cooking America which was co-authored by Andra. These are some of the best pickles ever! This is because the water is so hot, and you do not want to cook the pickles – just “scald” them. Just continue to add some sugar…at times I have found it necessary to turn my jars upside down so the sugar will all dissolve. Answer: Answer: You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. Maybe its not as effective as just using alum. The salt water bath  is essential for preservation of the pickles and alum water bath for crispness. Drain off water (do not rinse the pickles) and cover with fresh boiling water and pickling salt mixture. It could be from the type of salt used during pickling. Let the cucumbers sit in the vinegar solution, covering the top with a towel to keep “whatever out.”  Do not cover the mixture with a lid. While the mixture is heating up, place the following things into each jar: 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 strips of horseradish, and a few sprigs of dill. These jars are not sealed, although some lids may stick to the top of the jar. Turn rings on tight. However, in reality, a sweet pickle recipe is a recipe that calls for just a few basic ingredients. I have been in the process of making the Craven County Sweet Pickles. Question: Fill pint or quart jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space… to add hot pickling syrup…canner processing…”. Answer: Just asking for your thoughts. I loved it and then saw you were on Facebook – so here I am. This is a tried and true recipe for crispy 7 day sweet pickles, it's my go to recipe every harvest. Soak sliced pickles in salt water 1 hour, drain. What did I do wrong? Answer: But you should NOT make a syrup of sugar and water that will make the pickles limp and take away from the flavor. Hello! If necessary, use a plate or bowl to hold the cucumbers down to make sure they’re completely submerged in the salty water. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Your jars will not be sealed but your pickles will be preserved. I put a grape leaf into each jar as I packed it, and the pickles “crunch” just fine. I followed your recipe exactly and everything was looking great until today, when the lids started pinging. Should I be concerned? – Andra Cook. I used 5 lbs of pickles per batch. Question: How much sugar to I use to layer with the slices? 194 pages. Answer: Feedback: They work perfect for this recipe. Thank you, I’d love to hear how they turn out with the English Cucumbers. Also did the spiced spear pickles but I used cider vinegar instead of white vinegar, next year will use distilled They are nice a crispy though, just a little strong. Do you have any idea why this happened and should I dispose of the cukes? Question: Below it there is a “Raw pack. Can I save the vinegar spice solution from this batch and just re-boil and reuse it in the next batch? As far as the vinegar goes you would use the same as with covering with the water bath. Answer: The sugar will “draw” out the vinegar and make a “sweet syrup” that will cover the pickles. Question: Great website. I have made them for years and they stay ready to eat for months. I know the recipe says to add more sugar, but I think I would need to add a really lot of sugar! They have small seeds. I like hot, sweet pickles, and you can make them as hot as you want by simply adding as many peppers as you like. I turn my jars upside down from time to time so the sugar will travel from the bottom to the top (which is now in the lower position). I have less than 5lbs of cukes to make pickle. Make sure the pickles are covered with the vinegar/sugar liquid or your top cucumbers will turn darker. Question: This method of making pickles keeps the sugar on the cucumbers and the sugar does not settle to the bottom of the jars. Good luck with your pickling project…hope these are as good as your grandmas – this recipe was one from my husband’s grandmother – it has been around for many years. There’s a story behind the title that I really wanted to use. You should make sure the pickles are covered with the vinegar/sugar liquid or your top cucumbers will turn darker. Terrific recipe. I know you will enjoy these pickles – my husband’s grandmother always had some on hand. The resulting pickle is very sweet but you could certainly try them using zucchini and onions. Place in each pint jar (about 4 pint jars): sliced cucumbers or zucchini, Answer: The smaller the better! Thanks for your question about the sweet pickles. We also use the old bail type jars with glass lids. I have taken jars of these pickles to family and friends and they are always begging me to make more. I use cool breeze cucumbers. In a heat safe, medium bowl add sliced cucumbers and onions. I have had some shrivel up also but I can honestly tell you I have no idea why…as I recall the smaller size cukes were the ones that gave me that problem. This is the second year that I have made these sweet pickles and they are fantastic! I am not sure if there is anyway I can do to salvage this batch. Good luck – Andra Cook. The original recipe card says use a 32 oz. I turn the jars up side down for a day to two and then turn right side up for another day or two until all the pickles in the jar have had a good covering of the syrup. Is it too late to add more sugar to these jars after they’ve been standing 4 days or not? Yield: 4 quarts Click […] The answer so far as I know is “no”. I turn the jars until the sugar has completely dissolved. Answer: I hope you can answer a question for me. When I was a kid, we’d visit my grandmother in Chapel Hill, nc. When you process the cucumbers in the salt/boiling water, alum/boiling water, and vinegar liquids, the cucumbers are preserved in such a way that they will keep in the vinegar/sugar liquid that forms and covers them. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 24 hours. Soak the cucumbers in ice cold water for 30 minutes. They came out so well that on the final day (day 8) of the process, I started all over again with another batch of cucumbers. Answer: je ne trouve pas le nom des epices à mariner. I have had sweet hot pickles before and loved them. This sweet pickle recipe has become one of the most requested recipes on my web site in the United States! If it is any consolation, they will taste just as good as the others but just won’t look as nice…put them in the potato salad. We process the pickles according to the instructions, and, while packing and layering the pickles in the jars, we add cut up pieces of hot peppers. Made with cucumbers, peppers, onions and celery seed, these easy refrigerator pickles are soaked with vinegar, salt, and white sugar. Answer: You now have pickles. Day 1: In a very large bowl or a clean cooler, soak the cucumbers in ice water for 30 minutes. , I’m from North Carolina and had these as a kid. I’m praying this works out and taste as good as I remember. ]. How do these pickles keep in the pantry with out sealing with hot water? Answer: Have you ever seen this shrivel before? (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); (function(w,d,s,i){w.ldAdInit=w.ldAdInit||[];w.ldAdInit.push({slot:9434909144325990,size:[0, 0],id:"ld-4487-7159"});if(!d.getElementById(i)){var j=d.createElement(s),p=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];j.async=true;j.src="//cdn2.lockerdome.com/_js/ajs.js";j.id=i;p.parentNode.insertBefore(j,p);}})(window,document,"script","ld-ajs"); What’s Cooking America is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products which are identified on this web site with green text. I have never used artificial sweetener in my pickles. I will let you know how they turn out. I have put the lid on the pot I am using so I see no problem with putting foil or plastic wrap on it. When my ex husband Steve left he forgot to take his Amish sweet and spicy pickle recipe. Came across your Craven pickle recipe and decided to try it. Put flats on jars temporarily to keep hot. Can you use the Craven County Sweet Pickles Recipe: to make whole baby girkin pickles? Or more plain boiled vinagar? After you have opened then store in the refrigerator. I don’t want to lose the 2 gallons of cucumbers! Please stress to “young’ pickle makers that they are pickles and do not fear not sealing them. I have never been able to get a recipe to make them. On the days when the pickles are in solution or otherwise left out, is there anything I can cover them with to keep everything from gnats to flies off? Question: When I was a child (friend’s grandmother had made them – she was making a new batch when I had a visit and she let me try some – loved them!!) In addition to sharing her families favorite authentic time-tested recipes, Miriam shares childhood memories, stories, and personal details of her life as a young Amish girl. I immediately drained off half the salty water and added pure boiling water. You seem to know so much. On day 8 when your packing the pickles and sugar in the jars…what liquid do you use? and twice as a grown up (some ones grandmother had made them and gave my in-laws some). Fit the lid on tightly and shake to mix. I’ve added and added sugar until very little more syrup is produced. i have about a quart’s worth of pickles that i have gleaned from the tops of other jars which did not produce enough syrup to cover the pickles. I did not notice any difference in the taste of my pickles and hope the same goes for yours. I am to the vinegar soak now but they still tasted incredibly salty when I added them to the soak yesterday. Your pickles are not in trouble. Even the pickles at the store that are not refrigerated, must be refrigerated after breaking the seal. I like to let my pickles age for a week and then refrigerate – they are fantastic cold. I’m noticing them start to shrivel around the edges. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" spiral bound. If you choose to use the cheese cloth wrapped spices you can discard it and pour the vinegar over the cucumbers. Print 2 c. vinegar 2 c. water 3 c. sugar 2 T. salt 2 garlic bulbs Dill heads Directions Slice pickles and fill jars to neck. Do not cover the container with a lid. I don’t make pickles too often, but when I do, I will choose to make this recipe for Nanny’s 7 Day Sweet Pickles or my Aunt Bonnie’s Dill Pickle recipe. One question….I want to make a sweet pickle with a ‘kick’. They are still edible but just not as good as the ones in the liquid. I know it seems like a lot, and I would recommend that you remove the cucumbers that are not covered (when they are maybe 3/4 up) and put them into another jar and then add sugar to that jar. Do I put the pickles in a jar with just sugar and the sugar draws out the vinegar? Day 2 – boiling water + pickling salt I did not get any foam from Day 1 step. The first year, though, they turned out slimy and mushy. Hot Water Bath Processing – This is not necessary with cucumbers – Your processes of salt/water, alum/water, and vinegar (all of which are boiling when poured onto the cucumbers) have “cooked” them already. This will be a yearly venture for us, unfortunately they will not last until then. Since I have never used cheese cloth, does it come with something to tie it up with or close it with? Ingredients are exactly the same, but the timing and process are a little different. Every once in a while, it’s good to turn the cans upside down to redistribute the syrup, then place back on the shelf right side up. Be sure to choose the right cucumbers. Question: She would have these pickles all the time for meals, specially fried chicken, etc. DIRECTIONS. 3. Relish, pickles, canned fruits, and other recipes. i’m two weeks into making the wonderful Craven County Sweet pickles. The only thing that I do differently from the recipe is I add hot jalapeno peppers to the jars when I am packing the pickles. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Do not rinse the pickles after the salt step. Add 3 cups of pickling salt to 1 gallon of boiling water and pour over the cucumbers. These include water, vinegar, sugar and just a few spices. You must have sugar to pull out the liquid from the cucumbers. There is not enough syrup to cover them either. Should I make a syrup out of sugar and water to finish covering the pickles? See: National Pickling Cucumbers. The Amish are prolific canners, essential when you have a large family and big garden to match. If you like hot, sweet pickles, give it a try and you won’t be disappointed. Can’t wait to make more next year. It only occurs on the first day and maybe the second day as well but will not continue to happen. Maybe by boiling more cider vinegar, but this time WITH the pickling spices, or if I should just toss them out and start over? Am assuming it doesn’t hurt them but it just looks bad. There are several different cucumber varieties that are ideal for making pickles. I do not put the spices back into my pickles. The pickles will be fine for an indefinite period of time in the pantry. This year however the pickles are not pretty and green throughout the meat of the cuke. I turn my, The Lowell Hotel-Pembroke Room’s Afternoon Tea, Perfect Prime Rib Roast Recipe – Cooking Instructions, Perfect Boneless Leg of Lamb Roast Recipe, What’s Cooking America ©2004-2020 by Linda Stradley, What’s Cooking America Privacy Policy and Disclosures. That is because they are a sweet pickle. Slice large cucumbers. NOTE:  The sugar sometimes does just sit on the bottom. It could also be the particular type of pickling salt used. I don’t know which recipe you are following, but in the pickling recipes in What’s Cooking America (on this page), you don’t need to boil the cucumbers at all. Question: Good luck. I got distracted and put too much salt in with my boiling water. I’m not sure! If you use any other kind of salt – table salt, etc., instead of pickling salt you will end up with a cloudy liquid. The pickles will remain preserved as long as the sugar syrup is covering the pickles. They last until….. Pickled is pickled. I don’t have enough syrup to cover the cucumbers. Cucumbers were anywhere from 4 to 6 inches long (good size for these pickles). I am going to do a bigger batch next year. Thank you for your help. I am sure it would be okay if you did, but I do not like having the spices in my pickles. When you get down to the Day 8 of the recipe, I start with 1/2 cup of sugar distributed throughout the jar and continue pouring until I have covered all of the cucumbers…the sugar “will draw out” a vinegar/sugar mixture that should end up covering the “pickles”. It is the combination of covering the pickles with the pickling salt and vinegar in the brining solution and hot boiled water each day and then packing the pickles in the canning process with enough sugar to keep them covered in the jars that are essential for preservation of the pickles. I have never heard of a pickle without a sealed lid that will keep at room temp. Confused. The cheese cloth instructions are solely for that reason…but cheese cloth is purchased in a package which will have far more than you need for this recipe. what causes them to have the irregular white spots? Any help you can give me is appreciated. When making “crispy pickle recipe,” I forgot one day of pouring boiling water over my cucumbers. Thank You for your reply……….only thing I can think of is that maybe I got a bit heavy handed with the sugar. This recipe looks perfect – I will assemble ingredients and give it a try! I made 60 plus jars last summer and we ate all of them! As you do this, the sugar will dissolve and draw the vinegar out of the pickles and make a syrup that will cover them. Add pickles and stir until they change color, then ladle into jars. This is my second year making this pickle. I have had them only three times in my life and loved them. This is a favorite at our house! I made these for the first time this year. What I would suggest is that you add more sugar. Or do I add a sugar/vinegar mixture? I do this because the vinegar smell is so strong . I am sure many have seen pickles eggs in stores sitting on counters. Printable recipe included. I just don’t know if the zucchini would hold up in the processing. Check out our other pickle/relish recipes here:  OWG Pickle/Relish Recipes, 2 cups sliced cucumbers, approximately 1/4-inch thick. But I just started another batch and suddenly have to be out of town when it is time to put them in the jars. 4. I have never made relish from this recipe. Per Andra: When I pack the jars, I put approximately a dozen slices of pickles and then 1/4 cup of sugar sprinkled around on the slices – then another dozen or so pickles slices and another 1/4 cup of sugar until you have filled up the jar. When the sugar has dissolved, if you do not have syrup high enough in the jar to cover all of the pickles just add more sugar. – LaTanya Cowley (9/14). What you do is pour boiling water over the cucumbers for the first three day: You may need to add additional sugar if the syrup does not cover the pickles. Wash the cucumbers thoroughly. I turn my jars upside down to make sure the sugar has dissolved. Follow the basic instructions of water bath canning and process for 10 minutes (adjust for altitude as necessary). You would not add vinegar because it would be too strong (not sweet) and water would make them soggy. Remove from water immediately. This is the absolute best sweet pickle recipe that I have ever made or eaten! Of course, you have to be patient and wait to eat them for at least 2 hours. Thanks for your help. Question: Your jars will not be sealed but your pickles will be preserved. I’m confused about the final liquid too. So do you use water??? No hot water bath? I was wondering if you could make these pickles using zucchini and some onions, or does this only work with cucumbers? This is because the flavors of the brine and spices need to have time to penetrate the cucumbers for maximum flavor. So if I make these pickles as is, I can just store them in my pantry? There are a couple of things to keep in mind before you decide to make this sweet pickle recipe, or any pickle for that matter. I’ve never done spears before but it should work just fine if you slice the cucumbers in spears instead of slices before processing. The Craven County Sweet Pickles…..if the do not seal can they still be stored just as they are in the pantry cupboard….I’d like to try this recipe but have never made unsealed pickles before….pantry is just room temperature….around 72 degrees F. The pickles will keep just fine since the cucumbers have been processed in the hot salt water and vinegar. If not, are they still safe to eat now once refrigerated? You can still get rubber seals for these wonderful old jars. There was some white stuff on them but I rinsed it off and they are still firm and look okay. Pourquoi? Amish can all varieties of fruits and vegetables as well as meats, soups and stews, and other foods. Drain and sprinkle with alum. jar of pickles. Gotta make that Red Eye Gravy next! I used the correct amount of salt and water this time but my pickle looks great but taste salty? Feedback: Thank you for sharing so many details! Boil together enough cider vinegar and pickling spices to cover the cucumber slices. The pickles are never heated in a water bath or on the stove so they cannot be sealed that way. When I was rinsing them, some of the peeling scratched off, but otherwise they look okay. When questioned, she said they were about 3 years old and I could have them in the crock. I came across this recipe and decided to try. Drain. I’m making your sweet pickle recipe. He was impressed. I have a question. I hope this helps. Here’s a quickie recipe that can be thrown together in about 10 minutes, but makes the absolute BEST overnight pickles … Amish Cucumber Salad, or, as in grandmas cookbook, a very simple way to make effortless overnight pickles! I am not sure you would get the same reaction to the pickle – sugar “draws out” the vinegar and makes a sweet syrup that covers the pickles. I was searching for answers via the web and came across your site. In a medium saucepan mix the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring … OF CUCUMBERS. For one thing, you would have to put them in at the onset with the hot water bath, etc. You want the ingredients to be at room temperature and the water you pour over them to be at the boiling point when you are processing. Last night, I flipped the jars back over onto their bottoms and I just heard two jar lids pinging. CAN YOU TELL ME THAT. I did not water bath them. I prefer my pickles cold – straight from the refrigerator. Always works for us every year using this method. Thanks for any advice you can give me. Also, the cucumbers should be picked when they are about an inch in diameter and 4-5 inches in length. … Cinnamon Pickles: Made with Red Hot Cinnamon Candy … Originally Published: July 21, 2014 . Cover. Since I get many questions on this recipe, Andra has graciously updated and added additional comments on making these wonderful sweet pickles. General Rule: For every five (5) cups of sliced cucumbers, add two (2) cups of granulated sugar (you want to thoroughly cover the cucumbers as you would if you were flouring a piece of chicken to deep fry). Take a walk through Miriam's life with art and stories about her home, and everyday activities. As the sugar dissolves it “pulls out” the vinegar from the pickles and makes a sweet light syrup. Thanks, can’t wait to make the pickles. Can you seal the Craven county pickles even though it is not necessary? Sweet Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe Sweet Dill Pickles Garlic Dill Pickles Pickled Garlic Candied Dill Pickle Recipe Amish Recipes Dutch Recipes Veggie Recipes … You just need to make sure that the pickles are covered with the sugar/vinegar solution you will get in the very last step. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms. I only have about 1/3 of each jar with syrup. I am excited to try this recipe, my question is do you need to put the lids with the bands or can I just use screw on lids since they aren’t going into a water bath and they don’t have to be preserved can I just use old dishwasher clean pickle jars? My husband and I ate almost 1/2 jar the other night with dinner. I can’t wait to taste the end result! When I called and asked her, she told me they had to be pickling cukes. Place sliced cucumbers in a large non-reactive container (stainless steel or porcelain) and cover with boiling water. I am so happy with the result! Make sure the pickles are covered with the vinegar/sugar liquid or your top cucumbers will turn darker. In my opinion, this sends this recipe over the top. Day 1 – boiling water (nothing added) Should you add water or some of the vinegar/pickling spice mixture?? The white stuff is normal it is part of the preservation process. Is there anything else (such as water) that I can add too? How long do you boil the cucumbers during each phase of the pickle process? Thanks again. YOUR CUCUMBER RECIPE DID NOT AMOUNTS OF SUGAR AND VINEGAR TO USE AS EQUAL AMOUNTS PER LB. The short cut to that is eyeball the amount of cucumbers and take a guess as to how much vinegar it will take to cover them. I wonder what I am doing wrong. I have added sugar to mine several times during the past week and they still do not have enough of the brine to cover the pickles. I saw a question about adding peppers to the pickles to make hot, sweet pickles, and this is exactly what I do, because we love hot food. I happen to prefer to not have spices in my pickles but I have also made them with the spices loose when I didn’t have the cheese cloth. Definitely something I want to test out. See: Our Overnight Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe. What is the foam exactly? Thank you Andra! As long as you have the one (1) gallon of boiling water and the proper measure of either salt or alum then you should be okay . In a heat safe, medium bowl add sliced cucumbers and onions. As the sugar dissolves it “pulls out” the vinegar from the pickles and makes a sweet light syrup. 4 Tomato Planting Mistakes – How To Grow Great Tomatoes. I think you can salvage these and this batch might be the best ones yet! Pour boiling mixture over pickles. Acid levels can cause problems in canning. Not all cucumbers make great pickles. I made these pickles and I’m almost at the week mark of them being in the jars. Article by Melanie Stevens. This is a tried and true recipe that has been made for years. 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