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Best Ever Sweet Pickles

I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is based on the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam Jars by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, but I’ve made it less mustardy and more garlicky to fit my family’s tastes. This method keeps them incredibly, refreshingly crunchy. —Ellie Martin Cliffe, Taste of Home Digital Deputy Editor

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Pickled Beets

11 reviews

The pickled beets my mother made came from our garden and were canned for the winter months. Even as a...


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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

59 reviews

This easy refrigerator pickles recipe is a great way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate...


Microwave Pickles

You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. They're...


Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickling adds pop to fresh foods, especially Swiss chard stems. In this easy fridge method, sweet meets tart and it...

Sweet & Spicy Pickled Red Seedless Grapes

Most people don't think about grapes when creating a canned pickle recipe. The pickling liquid for these grapes includes red...


Pickled Brussels Sprouts

This year, when I asked my brother what he wanted for his 31st birthday, he answered, "pickled Brussels sprouts." I...

Easy Homemade Pickles

My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....


Christmas Pickles

7 reviews

A dear family friend made these pickles for decades. I've adapted the recipe a bit over the years, but in...


Green Tomato Chowchow

My grandmom’s long-cherished chowchow has Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Her pickled relish of cabbage, onions and peppers is tart and sweet...


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Grandma’s Dill Pickles

This treasured dill pickle recipe is like an old friend. These crispy spears have a slightly salty, tart flavor with...

Refrigerator Garden Pickles

Canning isn't necessary for these crisp-tender, tangy pickles. Keep them in the fridge and eat them up within a month....


Tangy Pickled Mushrooms

Home-canned pickled mushrooms are a handy addition to your pantry. They’re ideal for cocktails, appetizers, salads and relish trays.—Jill Hihn,...


Watermelon Rind Pickles

5 reviews

"Waste not, want not" has always been smart advice—especially when it produces picked watermelon rind that's so refreshing. —Taste of...


So-Sweet Squash Pickles

4 reviews

These crisp crunchy slices, seasoned with celery seed and mustard seed, have a sweet-sour taste that everyone is sure to...


Spiced Pickled Beets

10 reviews

With sweet, tangy and spiced flavors, these pickled beets are so good that they'll win over just about everyone in...

Bread and Butter Pickles

19 reviews

My mom always made this crisp bread and butter pickle recipe when we were kids, and she gave me the...


Pickled Sweet Onions

1 review

These slightly crunchy pickled onions are not only a great gift for Christmas, but also a terrific contribution to a...


Belarus Pickled Carrots

1 review

My mom’s holiday buffet always included these pickled carrots. I kept the tradition going, then passed the recipe to my...


Favorite Bread & Butter Pickles

2 reviews

I made these pickles while growing up and love them because you can eat them with just about anything. Now,...


Pickled Green Beans

8 reviews

This recipe produces zippy little pickles, preserving my green beans for months to come...if they last that long. I crank...


Spicy Pickled Green Beans

1 review

A co-worker brought these pickled beans into work one day...I was hooked after one bite! And I was thrilled when...


Pickled Green Tomato Relish

5 reviews

When I'm left with green tomatoes at the end of summer, I reach for this recipe. Friends and family are...