Cucumber Crisp Sweet Pickles Recipe Canning and Preserves

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

  1. 7 pounds sliced cucumbers
  2. 2 gallons water
  3. 2 cups pickling lime
  4. 9 cups sugar
  5. 2 quarts vinegar
  6. 3 T pickling spice

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

There you have it.  If you have the time, this is an easy recipe to learn to start making your own pickles.


  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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