Pickling Spice Recipes

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Pickled Beets

Rating: 4.5 stars
This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly farmers wife and has been one of my 'must do' yearly canning recipes. If you have a large amount of beets, just keep repeating brine until your beets are all gone! Enjoy!

Corned Beef and Cabbage II

Rating: 4.64 stars
My mother has been making corned beef and cabbage this way for years. She has no idea where the recipe came from but it is absolutely the best. Easy and quick...Enjoy!

Million Dollar Pickles

Rating: 4.1 stars
Tasty pickles that take some time, but are easy to make. One crunch and you'll agree they are worth the wait!


Rating: 4.56 stars
This recipe makes a huge amount. I can it and give it away as Christmas gifts. We usually make this as a group project to cut down on prep time and cost. The ingredient amounts may be altered proportionally as needed.

Dilly Beans

Rating: 3.83 stars
Spicy pickled green beans made the old fashioned way. This was my Grandmother's recipe, I hope you enjoy!

Home-Cured Holiday Ham

Rating: 4.81 stars
There are many reasons for making your own holiday ham: bragging rights that you actually did this, but also that you can flavor your ham any way you want and you can control the salt content.

Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a wonderful, spicy dill pickle with a nice hint of sweetness. Plan to at least double the amount of crushed red pepper if you like it REALLY spicy...YUM!

Home Made Souse

Rating: 3.25 stars
Home made souse from scratch. Dad's variation of an old family favorite. Spiced just right.

Popa's Pickled Eggs

Rating: 4.73 stars
These simple to make pickled eggs are a great snack along with pretzels. For hotter eggs pierce the yellow chili peppers with a sharp knife and/or add other hot peppers.

Pickled Eggs II

Rating: 4.11 stars
I made these when I had my bar, and they were always a big hit. I made them in large batches because of the standing time, but have scaled the recipe for home use. Extra large eggs are boiled, then pickled in a simple brine solution. For a variation, add dry minced onion flakes, crushed red pepper or hot sauce to the brine.

Sweet Dill Pickles

Rating: 4.57 stars
These pickles soaked in a sugar mixture taste just like candy! They take some time to make, but are a sweet treat.

Sweet Pickled Eggs

Rating: 4.54 stars
Simple and easy to prepare. These will keep in the refrigerator for up to six months. Delicious with cold cuts, crusty bread and assorted cheeses.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pickled Eggs I
Rating: Unrated
Enjoy these pickled eggs with a rosy complexion courtesy of beet juice.
Eight-Day Icicle Pickles
Rating: Unrated
When I was in Grade 3, my teacher had our class make these...my mom copied the recipe, and I have hung on to it ever since!

Mock Duck

Rating: 5 stars

This is an old family recipe that we make every year at my grandmother's house during Christmas time. I use it at my home throughout the year as a simple dinner, or make it and take it to work when I know we'll need a snack after a big rush. Steak can be venison or beef. I grew up using mostly elk steaks.