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Spicy Pickled Garlic

 Spicy Pickled Garlic
Here’s a delicious condiment for the garlic lover on your list. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how pickling mellows out the garlic, making it a tasty sandwich topper.
120 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 cups garlic cloves
  • 12 coriander seeds
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 3 dried hot chilies, split
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 bay leaf, torn into three pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups white wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canning salt


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add garlic and boil for 1
  • minute. Meanwhile, divide the coriander, peppercorns, chilies,
  • allspice and bay leaf among three hot half-pint jars. Drain garlic
  • and pack into jars to within 1/2 in. of the top.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a
  • boil, stirring constantly. Carefully ladle hot liquid over garlic,
  • leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust
  • lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 3
  • half-pints.