Hot and Sweet Pickles

I love pickles and spicy food.  So after making one gallon of these hot and sweet pickles I am in pickle heaven.  Thanks to my dear friend Marilyn she shared this recipe with me and now I am sharing it with you.  She gave me the recipe awhile back and after the shock of seeing 9 cups of sugar I chose not to make them.  But, when I ate the  entire bowl at our last book club meeting I decided that I should make them and have them at every meal if I so desired.  They would make a great gift Christmas, so keep that in mind.   They are so easy.

Pick up a gallon jar of hamburger dill chips at Sam’s or your favorite grocery.  Drain all the juice from the pickles.  I  opened the jar and turned it upside down in my colander and let the juice drain.  You could save the vinegar.  There are lot’s of uses for it.  I was not thinking when I drained mine.  Put all the ingredients on top of the drained pickles.  I kept turning and shaking all the pickles, sugar, peppers, and garlic until mixed. Leave it on the counter for five days and turn the jar every day.  Make sure that you really have the lid screwed on tightly.  After 5 days  put them in the refrigerator or place the pickles in sterilized jars.   To sterilize the jars placing in the dishwasher works fine.  You cannot get any easier than this!

Arthur’s Hot and Sweet Pickles  from Marilyn

  • 1 gallon dill chips
  • 9 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  1. Drain juice from the  pickles. (I just left the pickles in the jar.)
  2. Add sugar, red pepper, and garlic.
  3. Mix by turning the jar upside down and shaking it until all the sugar seems to be dissolved. As you turn the jar it will continue to dissolve.
  4. Turn the jar every day for five days.  I left mine on the counter.  Make sure the lid is tightly screwed.
  5. Put into smaller jars and store in the refrigerator.
  6. Enjoy!

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19 responses to “Hot and Sweet Pickles

  1. My mother-in-law makes a variation of this recipe, and they are indeed addictive. You’re going to have a lot of new friends around Christmas time!

  2. i’m weird–i can’t stand for pickles (and their juices) to touch my sandwich or fries when i’m served at a restaurant, but i’ll eat them as a snack all day long! tasty stuff. 🙂

  3. cody

    basically lt is a box of fresh vegatables delivered to your house

  4. Samson 4th Period

    What is a CSA box? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

  5. CSA stands for Community support agriculture. CSA boxes provide a way for families to enjoy healthy foods. Some boxes are a mix of chicken, beef, and pork and some include various seasonal vegetables and fruits. Godwin 2nd Period

  6. megan 3rd period

    CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It means that you are part of the solution; the solution to create healthy food in a way that allows the animal to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, the environment to thrive, and our families to nourish themselves in the process.

  7. Maeghan

    A CSA Box usually consists of different vegatables and fruits, sometimes may include dairy producta and meat.

    Maeghan Duckett
    Fouth Period

  8. audrey carroll

    What is a csa box? 4th period

  9. Regan Greer

    CSA box is a box full of fresh, healthy foods from a farm directly to your house.
    Regan G. 4th period

  10. alex p

    Community-supported agriculture. A CSA consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farming operation where the growers and consumers share the risks and benefits of food production.

  11. Chelly T

    wooww Hot && Sweet pickles??? & wats the garlic for??..but thats somethin i will love to make one day. ^-^

  12. travis platt 4th

    you have to put them in the refrigerator.. they will go bad if you dont them it will be a waste of your time

  13. one thing i have learned with making hot and sweet pickles is to drain the juice from the pickles and put sugar, red pepper, and garlic.

  14. ashley cunningham

    i learned that if you mess up with one measurment it can make the whole thing taste bad.

  15. morgan hollomon

    measurments are very important for food

  16. Donya

    Question do you think you could use Splenda instead of Sugar?

  17. David Cheatwood

    Its actually simpler than this. One gallon pickles, drained. Place in large pot. Add 5 lb bag sugar and 2 tablespoons of crushed red peppers. Cover and let sit out for 3 days. Not need to stir or mix. Sugar will liqiufy and covet pickles with liquid. After 3 days stir up and jar.

  18. Tracy

    What do I do with the dill pickle juice?

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