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Jazz up your hotdog or hamburger with this heirloom recipe made from cucumbers, sweet red and green bell peppers and white onions.

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3 1/2 pints
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Sweet Pickle Relish
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
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3 1/2 pints


  • 3 cups peeled, seeded and diced cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups minced white onion
  • 3 tablespoons pickling salt
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  1. Place cucumbers, bell pepper and onions in a large glass bowl; toss to combine. Add pickling salt, stir, and then cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  2. When ready to can, remove pickle mixture from fridge and drain well but do not rinse.
  3. In a large stainless steal pot, mix together cider vinegar, sugar, celery seed, turmeric, mustard seed and minced garlic. Bring to a gentle boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add drained pickle mixture to pot. Bring back up to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes until most of liquid has evaporated.
  4. Ladle relish into hot, sterilized jars taking care to cover relish with syrup. Leave 1/4-inch head space. Wipe rim of the jar with a damp, clean paper towel. Center lid and place band on, tightening just to finger-tip tight.
  5. Process relish in a water bath for 15 minutes. Remove jars from pot and let cool and then store in a cool place.


Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Kelley Epstein @Mountain Mama Cooks.

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