So glad I found this recipe. I had lost mine from many years ago. We love these peppers. The sweet, tangy flavor is great. I use them on a relish tray at holiday time and they're the first to go. I like to use wide mouth jars for these peppers as I find it easier to stuff and to take them out. I just finish five quarts. Can't wait!!!
While this wonderful recipe is written in an old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_home.html for the current information.
My family loves these, but I use Cubanella peppers instead (easier to stuff), with less sugar. The longer they sit, the better they are!
I used this recipe to can five quarts of peppers, and they turned out great! I did reduce the amount of sugar quite a bit because my husband doesn't like things too sweet. I only used about a cup of sugar. They turned out plenty sweet for us--spicy, sweet, and sour, just like you said. They were great.