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Grandma Arndt's Pickles

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"These are the best pickles ever! Grandmas always make the best food! Warning...This recipe is very'll see..."
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10 h 50 m servings 99
Original recipe yields 40 servings (6 jars)


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  1. Make a brine by dissolving 1/2 cup of salt in 4 cups water in a large container, place the cucumber spears into the brine, and let stand overnight.
  2. The next day, drain the cucumbers, rinse well with water, and set aside.
  3. Combine the sugar, vinegar, 1 cup of water, mustard seeds, celery seed, turmeric, and pickling salt in a large nonreactive pot, and bring to a boil. Add the carrot sticks, and boil for 2 minutes, until the carrots are cooked but not mushy. Stir in the pepper slices and cucumbers, and bring back to a boil.
  4. Sterilize canning jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the pickles into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings. Process in a boiling water bath canner for 15 minutes, remove the jars, and let cool to room temperature.
  5. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.


  • Editor's Note
  • Find more great tips on how to can and preserve pickles, jams, and fresh produce in our article, Canning and Preserving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 99 calories; 0.3 24.4 0.8 0 1323 Full nutrition

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I don't care for sweet pickles. Its only getting 2 stars because it was super easy but I wish i would have known they were sweet pickles. I was even questioning the 4 cups of sugar but figured ...

WAY too sweet for me, personally, my 2y/o and 3y/o eat them almost as fast as I can make them. I omit the turmeric, and use half distilled white vinegar and half apple cider vinegar. Great way t...

Made this yesterday I love them as much as my Hubby did Just a great sweet pickle .didn't change a thing made a few copys of the recipes for friends