Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

Get ready to pickle your taste buds with this blast from the past – my Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles recipe! You know, the kind of recipe that’s been passed down through generations, tucked away in an old recipe box, just waiting to be rediscovered.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I’m no culinary genius (although I do rock a pretty killer apron), but when it comes to sharing recipes that hit all the right notes, you can count on me. So, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen newbie, buckle up because we’re about to embark on a flavor-packed journey together!

But let’s talk about my secret summer obsession – canning and preserving. There’s just something downright magical about capturing the essence of summer in a jar, don’t you think? And while I may not be planting cucumbers in my backyard this year, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be stocking up on them at the Farmer’s Market to whip up a batch of these sweet, crunchy delights.

So, if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, crank up the stove, and dive headfirst into the world of pickling, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get canning, let’s get preserving, and most importantly, let’s get pickling!

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

Let’s give a standing ovation to Cathy A. Beavers, the pickle whisperer behind Beavers Bros. Farm, for her invaluable guidance, this epic recipe, and for the heroic quest to track down pickling lime – a journey that would’ve stumped even the bravest culinary adventurers!

And now, drumroll, please! Introducing the star of the show, the one, the only… Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles! Get ready to slice, dice, and pickle your way to culinary greatness with this show-stopping recipe.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles

  1. 7 pounds of sliced cucumbers (cue the crunch!)
  2. 2 gallons of water (hydration station, anyone?)
  3. 2 cups of pickling lime (thanks to Cathy’s sleuthing skills!)
  4. 9 cups of sugar (because sweetness is non-negotiable)
  5. 2 quarts of vinegar (the secret sauce)
  6. 3 tablespoons of pickling spice (for that extra zing!)

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

  • Next morning let cook for 1 hour.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

  • When I empty the lime water, I start a new batch.  Because why stop at 1?

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

And there you have it, folks! If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a pickle-making extraordinaire, now’s your chance. This recipe is not only delicious but also super easy to master, making it the perfect starting point for your pickling journey.

So, grab your cucumbers, dust off your apron, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other. With Cathy’s expert guidance and this foolproof recipe, you’ll be whipping up batches of homemade pickles in no time.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a kitchen novice, there’s something truly magical about creating your own culinary delights from scratch. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s roll up our sleeves, dive into the world of pickling, and unleash our inner pickle-making superheroes!

And remember, the journey is just as delicious as the destination. So savor every moment, relish every pickle, and let the joy of homemade goodness fill your kitchen and your heart. Happy pickling, my friends!


  1. You’re very welcome Yvonne McDonald. I’m going to be making some this year but my cucumbers are a little to slow to grow for some reason so I’ll be buying some at the Farmers Market. Bummer.

  2. I love these pickles too, I was so overjoyed to see this recipe on Pinterest thank you so much. I was looking for my Mothers recipe and could not locate in and there this one was waiting for me. The universe delivered again.

  3. These are my favorites ! My mother made them all the time when I was growing up. I used to love these with peanut butter on bread. ( Strange maybe but SO GOOD) Also these make the perfect addition to salads such as potato salad, tuna or egg salad!!

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

  10. homemade pickles are the best! These look great

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

  12. My favorite are dill pickles for sure, but those do look amazing! 😀

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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.

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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 !!!!!

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

    Sandy a la Mode

  29. 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.

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

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

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

  33. 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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