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Sweet Pickled Asparagus Recipe

Sweet Pickled Asparagus Recipe

“Here in Washington, we enjoy lots of fresh asparagus in the spring. This is how my grandmother used to pickle it,” writes Valerie Giesbrecht of Othello.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min. + standing YIELD:20 servings


  • 10 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 5 tablespoons dill seed
  • 5 teaspoons mixed pickling spices
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canning salt


  • 1. Wash, drain and trim asparagus; cut into 5-3/4-in. spears (discard ends or save for another use). Pack asparagus into five 1-qt. jars to within 1/2 in. of top. Place 1 tablespoon dill seed and 1 teaspoon pickling spices in each jar.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven, bring the water, vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil. Ladle boiling liquid over asparagus, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 20 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Yield: 5 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

4 each: 63 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1429mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"The only reason that I am giving this recipe 4 stars instead of 5 is that it didn't have a distinctive sweet flavor to it. It tasted very similar to my other "regular" asparagus that I pickled. Still a good recipe and I will be making it this way again!"

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