Jan W


I've made these for years, recipe was handed down through my family.

These taste good, not really a sweet pickle, but tasty!

This is hubby's favorite pickle...


★★★★★ 1 vote

about 6 pints
1 Hr
12 Hr


  • 24
    medium cucumbers, peeled & quarterd
  • ·
  • 1 tsp
    salt per quart of water used
  • Add'l
    water & vinegar to make a weak solution
  • 1-1/2 pt
    white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 pt
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    powdered alum per jar
  • 2
    thinly sliced onions



  1. Peel and quarter cucumbers. Place in large stainless steel kettle and add water and salt (as directed above). Cover and stand overnight. Drain and rinse well.
  2. Return pickles to washed kettle. Make a weak vinegar solution and pour over pickles. Heat until hot but DO NOT BOIL.
  3. Pack pickles in hot sterile jars. Mix the 1-1/2 pint vinegar,sugar, hot pepper flakes and turmeric to make a syrup; Boil syrup 3 minutes, then pour over pickles in jars.
  4. Add 1/4 tsp. alum and 1 slice onion on top of pickles in each jar. Put on lids & rings, seal tight. Set on rack or towel, jars will seal themselves. Store in cool place.

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Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #pickles #condiment

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