Simple Sweet Pickles

Simple Sweet Pickles

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These simple sweet pickles are a simple DIY, using equipment and ingredients most likely already in your kitchen. The thin slice makes them perfect sandwich toppers!

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It’s getting to be that time of year, where the gardens are exploding with fresh cucumbers! What better way to preserve your efforts than with Simple Sweet Pickles to have handy for all your sandwich needs?

This Simple Sweet Pickles recipe is very basic, and uses common pantry staples. It does not require any special equipment, and as long as you can boil water, you can successfully make them!

These are a Sweet Pickle, so while I try to keep sugar to a minimum in our household, it is just necessary to make these. You could absolutely try to use a powdered stevia or other granulated sugar substitute. However, I’ve always opted for the real deal, so I can’t speak on the results. If you do substitute, please let me know!

You Will Need:

Cucumbers: 2 medium, any variety will do, no need for special pickling cucumbers

Yellow Onion: Very small, you will only use about half to add a little flavor

Sugar: Like I said above, I’ve always opted for the real deal, but feel free to experiment with substitutes if you are sensitive to sugar.

Vinegar: Just good old, plain, distilled white vinegar is perfect

Celery Seed: This is optional, but I feel it adds just the right amount of flavor

I feel like I’m repeating myself a lot in this post, because like I said above, if you can boil water, you can make these Simple Sweet Pickles…….I mean there is only so much explaining to do, when it comes to boiling water haha!

Anywhoo…very simply put

  1. Cut cucumbers and onion very thin, use a mandolin slicer if you have one
  2. Toss in a colander with 1tbsp salt to draw out any excess water
  3. While those drain start your brine. Bring water to a boil and dissolve sugar. Once fully dissolved turn off heat, and stir in vinegar and celery seed
  4. Let cool, pour everything in a mason jar. Let sit minimum 2 hours before serving

Anything homemade is going to beat a store bought version in my book, and these pickles are no different.

As always, I love following along with all of you making my recipes so make sure to tag #maggiesfreshkitchen on social so I don’t miss any!

Still have questions? Feel free to comment below or email me at maggie@maggiesfreshkitchen.com

Love you guys,

Maggie XOXO

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Simple Sweet Pickles

Simple Sweet Pickles

Yields8 ServingsDifficultyBeginner

Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

 2 medium cucumbers - sliced very thin
 ½ small yellow onion - sliced very thin
 1 cup sugar
 1 ½ cups water
 ½ cup white distilled vinegar
 1 tbsp celery seed
 1 tbsp kosher salt

Directions

1

Slice cucumbers and onion very thin. Use a mandolin slicer if you have one. Place in a colander in the sink and toss with 1 tbsp kosher salt. Let drain and draw out the excess water while you make the brine.

2

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat over medium heat until all sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat and stir in vinegar and celery seed, set aside and let cool

3

Once liquid is cooled, place cucumbers and onion in large mason jar. Fill to the top with the brine (depending on the size of your cucumbers you may have extra brine), place in the refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.

Ingredients

 2 medium cucumbers - sliced very thin
 ½ small yellow onion - sliced very thin
 1 cup sugar
 1 ½ cups water
 ½ cup white distilled vinegar
 1 tbsp celery seed
 1 tbsp kosher salt

Directions

1

Slice cucumbers and onion very thin. Use a mandolin slicer if you have one. Place in a colander in the sink and toss with 1 tbsp kosher salt. Let drain and draw out the excess water while you make the brine.

2

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat over medium heat until all sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat and stir in vinegar and celery seed, set aside and let cool

3

Once liquid is cooled, place cucumbers and onion in large mason jar. Fill to the top with the brine (depending on the size of your cucumbers you may have extra brine), place in the refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.

Simple Sweet Pickles

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