Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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.

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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.


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?

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

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My name is Terri and I live in an urban area in central Georgia, USA. I'm a mom to three kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, and other small aquatic pets. My hobbies include photography, reading, binge-watching movies, crocheting, D.I.Y. projects of every kind, gardening, hiking, glamping, and camping. I love to travel and go sightseeing. My coffee pot is my lifeline.

31 thoughts on “Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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 !!!!!

  6. 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.

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

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