There are so many layers of flavor in this, and they all come together to create something unexpected and wonderful. This recipe came from The Week magazine, and I am submitting it here so I'll have it handy. Although the recipe doesn't call for it, a sprinkling of shredded parmesan before serving is tasty. It also freezes nicely.
These are the only sweet pickles that I will eat! My mom's super easy recipe, they are especially nice on a buffet. I can't eat a grilled cheese sandwich without a few of these on the side. You can make them right in the jar if you like, but my mom always used a large bowl. Plan ahead, they take at least 4 days to get really good.