This is a wonderful sweet pickle recipe I got from my mother, who got it from a relative, who got it from a relative, and so on. It is very easy, a little time-consuming, delicious, and makes a lot of pickles. The recipe says to put them in jars, but I just store them in a clean gallon-sized ice cream bucket. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to a year.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 8 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 gallon
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cucumbers, onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, and salt in a large container. Cover with ice cubes. Let stand for 3 hours. Drain off brine and squeeze out excess moisture.

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  • Mix sugar, vinegar, mustard seeds, and celery seeds in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook for 3 minutes. Pour over cucumber mixture. Let cool, about 30 minutes.

  • Divide cucumber mixture among jars. Cover with lids and refrigerate.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 47.4g; fat 0.3g; sodium 4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2020
6.9.20 I scaled this back to 12 servings which called for 2-1/2 cups sugar. For our tastes, I reduced that amount to 2 cups sugar, and that amount was PLENTY sweet enough for us. I’d probably cut it back to 1-3/4 cups sugar next time, but this just could be personal taste preference. I used unwaxed mini cucumbers and mini red bell peppers, and my mandolin made this a very easy recipe to make. They definitely are sweet, but they definitely are GOOD. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2017
very good recipe Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/06/2017
very good recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2020
6.9.20 I scaled this back to 12 servings which called for 2-1/2 cups sugar. For our tastes, I reduced that amount to 2 cups sugar, and that amount was PLENTY sweet enough for us. I’d probably cut it back to 1-3/4 cups sugar next time, but this just could be personal taste preference. I used unwaxed mini cucumbers and mini red bell peppers, and my mandolin made this a very easy recipe to make. They definitely are sweet, but they definitely are GOOD. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
Easy to make and everyone raved over them. I wouldn’t change a thing, plus the colors are so pretty in the jar. Thanks for a truly great recipe. Read More
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