Mum's Sweet Mixed Pickles

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Sue Fitzpatrick

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@Dovey22

I loved these. Especially the little onions :) Mum would make a special little jar for me of just onions and cauliflower.

As I got older she continued this little tradition every year xo

Now as I've mentioned in other recipes of hers, she didn't leave me with any methods of doing things, so I only have what I have and no personal knowledge (other than eating them lol)

I hope those of you who do can, try this. I think it's worth it!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

  • 1 gal
    mixed vegetables (cauliflower, small pickling onions, cucumbers)
  • BRINE

  • 1 gal
    water
  • 1 c
    pickling salt
  • ·
    alum (a salt compound for firming and crisping pickles)
  • SYRUP

  • 6 c
    white sugar
  • 1 qt
    vinegar (4 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp
    pickling spice (tied in a cheesecloth bag)

How to Make Mum's Sweet Mixed Pickles

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash and floret caulifower, peel off any dry layers from onions, cut cucumbers and place them all into a large enamel canner.
    Mum used to slice the cucumbers in quarters - lengthwise, then cut those quarters into 1" pieces.
  2. Brine:
    Boil one gallon of water then add 1 cup of pickling salt to it. Pour hot over vegetables and cover.
  3. Day 2: Change brine (do not rinse vegetables)
  4. Day 3: Change brine (do not rinse vegetables)
  5. Day 4: Drain brine and cover vegetables with boiling water and 1 tablespoon of alum. (do not rinse vegetables)
  6. Day 5: Drain and thoroughly wash vegetables under cold water. Pack vegetables into sterilized jars. Fill them to the neck of the jars.
  7. Syrup: In a pot, add sugar, vinegar and pickling spice. Boil 5 minutes, pour over vegetables and seal jars.

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About Mum's Sweet Mixed Pickles

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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