Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sweet/Hot Dill Pickles





3 quarts thinly sliced cucumbers




To each jar add:


1 head of dill


2 cloves of garlic, crushed


1 or 2 small dried red peppers




Bring to a boil:


4 cups sugar


4 cups cider vinegar


4 Tablespoon pickling salt


Pour over cucumbers in jar and put sterilized lids and bands on jars.


Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes.


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This recipe is only for 3 quarts of pickles.

I double it and make many batches.


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These are our favorite pickles! I hope you try them! ;~P

7 comments:

The Watts Family said...

Wow those look good! ;D~Heather

Lori said...

Many years ago, I never would have imagined myself exclaiming how "pretty" pickles are...but those are indeed quite pretty. :) Doesn't canning just make ya so proud!! LOL!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love pickles! And those look extra-savory!

celine said...

it looks very nice and i would love to make it. Can you please tell me how much 3 quartz is in metric?'tia

celine

Lady Farmer said...

Hi Celine ~
I hope you do make these and love them as much as we do. Here is the site I found for the metric conversions.
http://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/charts-and-guides/General-Charts/Metric-Conversion-Guide.htm
Let me know how they turn out!
Blessings!
Lady Farmer

celine said...

Sorry to bother you again,i have checked this site but cant find the conversion to European metrics.( i should have mentioned it in my previous post, sorry for that)
How may cucumbers are 3 quartz?
By the way, i love your site!
celine

Lady Farmer said...

Hello again Celine ~
You are not bothering me, I just wish I could be of more help to you.
Because I make pickles in a larger quantity than this recipe calls for, I am not sure exactly how many cucumbers to a quart, but I would say at least 6-8 medium sized cucumbers (sliced)per jar. A medium sized cucumber would be about 5 inches long. Again, I don't know the metric conversion, sorry. I would think if you got 24 cucumbers, you would have a sufficient amount for three quarts or jars of pickles. (I do mine in pints which will only confuse you more!)
When making my pickles, I go to a farm stand that sells them by the 100 count. I buy 300 medium sized cucumbers and that makes many jars of several different types of pickles ~ we like dill and sweet hots. My dear Mother-in-law writes all purchases and quantities down. For her 300 cucumbers, she made 38 quarts of dill pickles, and 19 quarts of sweet hots.
I do hope this helps you.
Again, let me know how they turn out.
Blessings!