Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe – Shabby Chic Boho

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe

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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.


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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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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