Friday, August 29, 2008

Sweet Pickles: in 30 minutes and 30 days

I started to call these cheater pickles, because making these takes shortcuts found in the store. You don't have to worry about getting the cucumbers and getting them ready. Or buying the vinegar or spices or jars. Or days of soaking, rinsing, and canning. These start out with a gallon jar of sour pickles. Some people use dill pickles too but I prefer the sour because they don't have any spice added.

1 gallon jar of sour pickles
4-5 pounds of sugar

Take one gallon jar of sour pickles

Drain them.

Slice them.

Stack them in the jar alternating pickles and sugar.

Pack it as tightly as possible and top with as much sugar as you can fit in the jar.

Be sure to wipe down the rim of the jar so the lid does not stick. Allow these to sit for at least 30 days for the pickles to soak in all the sugar. The sugar will melt and draw out some liquid turning these into the next best thing to homemade pickles. These are great because they are easier and cheaper. And delicious. Give them a try and let me know how they turn out.

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