February 28, 2011

Delectable Tuesday Blog Hop 3/1 - Grandma's Sweet Dill Pickles

Do you have one of those recipes that you sometimes just forget about, but then you have them somewhere else and remember that it's just really, really good? Kind of one of those, why didn't I think of that moments.

My grandma makes these really awesome little pickles. Kind of sweet, but not in the same way sweet pickles are. I make them a lot in the summer, but haven't given them much thought lately.

We had dinner at my grandparents this past weekend and she had these on the table as an appetizer/dinner go along. I ate one without thinking much of it, but when I bit down....yummy!! They really hit the spot and I ended up eating more than a dozen before I realized. Oops! I hope the others got some too. :o)

These do take some time to do their thing in the fridge so you have to remember to make them before you need them.

Grandma's Sweet Dill Pickles

1 qt. dill pickles (midget pickles work great)
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup vinegar
2 1/2 cups sugar

Bring water, vinegar and sugar to a boil in a saucepot. Be careful not to boil over! Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, drain pickles and rinse with cold water. Rinse out the jar. Cut pickles into 1 inch pieces and place back in jar. When liquid is cool, pour over pickles. Replace lid and store in refrigerator at least a week for best flavor.

For more great recipes visit Hearth and Soul, Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, What's Cooking Wednesday and Tuesdays at the Table.

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  1. I'm so pleased to see this recipe - it looks just like the pickles my friend's mom used to make when we were kids - and they were such a favourite! I'm definitely going to give them a try. Thank you for hosting!

  2. oooh, love me some pickles! I tried making them at home once too and they were surprisingly good!

  3. This is my first time joining in Delectable Tuesday...thanks for hosting!! Can't wait to check out all the goodies. :)

    I'm sharing my recipe for Easy, Affordable & Addictive Homemade Granola.

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  4. So easy! I bet they are delish :) Happy Tasty Tuesday

  5. home made pickles are always awesome. yum!

  6. I love pickles... and love your recipe for turning dill into sweet pickles. I'll have to try these for my farm-raised hubby soon!

  7. I'm pregnant and pickles have been sounding SUPER yummy lately. I need to remember this recipe for sure! :)

  8. Hi Stephani! I never did much like sweet pickles UNTIL i had someone's granny's homemade ones! Bread and butter pickles is what she called them and they were so wonderful! I dont have any good kirby's right now but will try these in the near future as my husband loves them! I am linking up a favorite childhood recipe for savory english minced meat! all the best, Alex

  9. Homemade pickles are the best! And so simple! Thanks for a great recipe :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  10. I can't remember the last time I had homemade pickles...Fantastic!

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  11. Oh my goodness gracious!!! I am so forever thankful to have found your blog and how you link up with other foody/recipe blogs. Loving this as my excitement is bound to show. Thanks in many ways! PS-spring is less than 20 days away, pickles on the kitchen table are you excited or what?

  12. My Gran always had a pickle like this on the table, so this recipe really brings back the memories for me. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.



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