Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Posted by request. Recipe from Prep time does not include peeling cloves. Supposedly you can buy a 1/2 gallon jar of peeled cloves from Costco/Sam's Club for $7.


  1. Peel cloves; if large, cut in half lengthwise.
  2. In a non-reactive saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar and salt.
  3. Bring to boiling and stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Drop garlic into mixture and cook, uncovered, over high heat 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat; let cool.
  6. Store in tightly covered jar in refrigerator for 3 months or longer.
  7. To make a crisper, slightly spicier garlic pickle, add 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon alum and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppercorns.


Most Helpful

Simply great recipe.I made it last year and it turned blue so I threw it out.I got help on ZAAR so it didn't turn blue this time and it's just as I remember in PA. Thank you for posting it Roosie

School cooker July 26, 2007

Simply delicious! I halved the recipe. Easy to make, and wonderful to eat! Thanks Roosie!

Sharon123 May 23, 2005

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