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Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

This is an old recipe that I wanted to get up on my site so I can save it. I try to post several recipes each weekend for those of you who like to try your hand in the kitchen. I’m anything but an expert but I do like to share recipes that turn out perfectly.

I do a lot of canning and preserving in the summer months and although I don’t plan to plant cucumbers this year, I’ll be able to stock up on them at the Farmer’s Market so I can make my yearly pickles.

Big huge thanks to Cathy A. Beavers, of Beavers Bros. Farm, for her instructions, the recipe and for finding pickling lime which we spent hours traveling trying to find ourselves, with no luck.

So…

The recipe:

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles
7 pounds sliced cucumbers
2 gallons water
2 cups pickling lime
9 cups sugar
2 quarts vinegar
3 T pickling spice

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

Dissolve lime in water and put in cucumbers.
Let stand in lime 24 hours. Stir occasionally.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

Take cucumbers out and soak in clear water for 4 hours, changing water every hour.

Bring sugar, vinegar and spices to boil. Take cucumbers out of water and pour vinegar, sugar and spice mixture over cucumbers. Let stand overnight.
*I did not have any cheesecloth to put the spices in.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

Next morning let cook 1 hour.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

Seal while hot.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

When I empty the lime water, I start a new batch.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

What is your favorite pickle type? Bread & butter pickles, sweet pickles or baby dills?

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31 Comments

  1. Cathy

    June 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    What a great recipe! I’ve always wanted to make my own pickles, but never made the time to try…..maybe this summer!

  2. Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

    April 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I LOVE sweet pickles! I will definitely have to try to make my own at home. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  3. Lisa Rios

    April 4, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Pickles and Cucumber are my most favorite. But I never tried cucumber as a pickle before. I really love this recipe & like the way you have posted it with step by step guidance. Thanks a lot for sharing it.

  4. Stephanie

    April 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Sounds yummy! I’ve never made my own pickles before but I love to eat them! I’ll have to give this recipe a go.

  5. Jeanine

    April 3, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Oh yum! I have always wanted to do this. My kids are HUGE pickle fanatics so I’m sure they’d love it if I were to do something like this!

  6. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    April 3, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Unfortunately, I don’t like pickles. But I bet for those that like pickles that this would be yummy.

  7. m: k&m: The stay-at-home life

    April 3, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    homemade pickles are the best! These look great

  8. Carol Cassara

    April 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. My hubby adores pickles and I want to learn to make them.

  9. Sandy

    April 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    My favorite are dill pickles for sure, but those do look amazing! :D

  10. Mama to 5 BLessings

    April 3, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    We love pickles in our home. I bet this would be a hit!

  11. vidya sudarsan

    March 24, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I like cucumber pickle with my sandwich. This looks really good! but looks like you guys made quite a bit though :-)

  12. Colette @JamericanSpice

    March 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I don’t like pickles, but I’d still try these sweet ones.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Penny Struebig

    March 24, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I’m definitely a bread and butter pickle lover! We always have jars of various kinds of pickles in our frig.

  14. Echo

    March 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Yum! I love pickles and have always wanted to make my own! Thank you for the recipe and guide!

  15. Franc Ramon

    March 24, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I’ve tried the cucumber pickle before. It’s really tasty.

  16. Erin Kennedy

    March 24, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I’ve always wanted to know how to do this. This looks easy enough and so yummy!

  17. Myrabev

    March 24, 2015 at 1:39 am

    I love pickled cucumbers but i honestly never thought about making my own from scratch, thanks for the recipe might try it out

  18. Tammilee Tips

    March 24, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I have never pickled before! These sound so easy to make and like they would be delicious!

  19. Crystal From Tidbits of Experience

    March 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I am not a pickle lover, but my son is. I’m sure he’d love to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  20. Liz Mays

    March 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I’d love to try doing this sometime. I always thought pickling would be a laborious process, but I could definitely do it myself!

  21. AJ @ NutriFitMama

    March 23, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I’ve never pickled anything before. This looks easy enough..I might give it a shot!

  22. Nancy

    March 23, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Man I seriously had no idea how these were made! This may sound naive of me, but I also only recently found out that pickles were made from cucumbers !!!!!

    1. Terri Beavers

      March 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Ha ha ha, I giggled at that and just spewed my coffee everywhere. I don’t think my BB has realized that yet and I’m not telling her lol. She doesn’t like cucumbers… hee hee.

  23. sandy

    March 23, 2015 at 2:18 am

    OH MY GOSH! I love pickled cucumbers!! And even better when they are sweet!! Gosh, my mouth is watering now!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    1. Terri Beavers

      March 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

      My sister makes pickled okra and green tomatoes but I just don’t like them. Pickles for me please.

  24. Tanya lara

    March 23, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I’ve never pickled anything in my life, but I like eating them. I love the smaller cucumber, gherkins. They’re not so popular here, but pickled eggs are, which people sometimes put on rice porridge but usually just boiled eggs.

  25. Sam

    March 23, 2015 at 1:25 am

    That looks lovely! I love some crisp pickled cucumbers. I usually prefer dill, but these also look fabulous! Yum…

  26. Michelle F.

    March 23, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Those pickles look so good. My favorite are dill pickles.

  27. Rosey

    March 23, 2015 at 12:53 am

    I Tweeted that one. Seriously, yum! I do love me some pickles!

  28. Angelic Sinova

    March 23, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Those Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles look seriously good! I also love canning and preserving food for later. I’m so happy it’s finally spring because that means I can start going to my favorite weekly farmer’s market again soon <3

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