Texas Christmas Pickles

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These spicy/sweet pickles are a Texas tradition. My mother and I have made these delectable pickles for Christmas every year since I was young. We separate each batch into smaller jars and give them as gifts to friends and family. I would hate to think what would happen if we skipped a year!!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
7 days
Total Time:
7 days 30 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
3 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon dill pickles

  • 1 (5 ounce) bottle hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (5 pound) bag of white sugar

Directions

  1. Drain the brine from the pickles and discard. Slice pickles lengthwise, and return them to the jar. Pour in the hot pepper sauce, and add the garlic. Pour in about 1/3 of the sugar. Close the lid tightly. Gently tip the jar back and forth several times to allow everything to mix well. Leave out on the counter at room temperature for about 1 week.

  2. During the week, add more sugar as the sugar in the jar dissolves. Gently tip the jar back and forth to mix. Continue the process throughout the week, until you have used up all of the sugar. When all of the sugar has been absorbed, pickles will be dark green and crispy. Transfer pickles to smaller sterile jars, and divide syrup between jars. Seal with lids and rings. Store in the refrigerator, and consume within one month.

Note

You can also use this same process with jalapeno peppers, just omit the hot pepper sauce and use the same process. The result is a sweet/hot jalapeno.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
0g Fat
47g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 49mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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