Recipe by TPubmgjbd
These taste like "homemade" but with a fraction of the effort. I like to keep a jar of them in the refrigerator to add to tuna salad and sandwiches.
Top Review by Yoster
I am a new diabetic and was looking for a good sweet pickle recipe. I made many using different sweeteners per each recipe but never found the taste I was looking for. I had used this recipe in the past with good results using real sugar so I decided to try it with my Xylo Sweet ( Xylitol) a plant soured sweetener I like with less aftertaste. I get it at our local Health Food Store. Well it was a home run. I made a double batch of the brine to accommodate the 2 quart jar of pickles I bought. Go big or go home is what I say. I did have a bit of a difficult time getting all the sweetener to dissolve. I used a 4 cup glass measuring cup to heat the vinegar in the microwave. After it was hot I added the sweetener then stirred it up . I reheated it again. doing this several times. The brine never did go clear but most of the sweetener had dissolved. It kept dissolving after I filled the jar and every time I shook it up. The end results were fabulous. Even after just a few hours the taste was wonderful. My DH couldn't keep out of them. I really don't think anyone could tell they were sugar free. Absolutely no funny after taste, they only got better after sitting over night in the frig.
- 1 quart whole dill pickle (any brand off the shelf)
- 1⁄2 cup cider vinegar
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices
Directions See How It's Made
- Drain pickles discarding liquid.
- Cut the pickles into 1/4-inch slices (I actually like them cut a little thicker than this... between 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch).
- Place cut pickles back into the jar.
- Tie the pickling spices into a piece of muslin and place into the jar.
- Heat vinegar and sugar just until sugar dissolves.
- Pour over pickles.
- Refrigerate pickles for four days, shaking the jar each day.
- At the end of one week, remove the bag of spices.
- Pickles are ready to use after four days and keep indefinitely in the refrigerator.