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2 jars of sweet spicy pickles and 2 pickles on a plate

Sweet Spicy Pickles

Course Canning
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword pickles recipe, sweet pickles, sweet sour pickles
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 1003kcal


  • 1 1/2 qt Water
  • 300 g Vinegar
  • 170 g Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 260 g Chili Ketchup
  • Dill Sticks , enough to cover bottom of the jars


  • Combine together in a pot water, vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring it to boil. Turn it off, mix in ketchup and set aside.
    A jar of spicy ketchup
  • To sterilize jars, preheat oven to 215F. Wash jars and lids, place them in oven for about 15 minutes or until completely dry.
    2 racks of jars getting sterilized in the oven
  • Wash cucumbers in cold water, cut of both ends of cucumber. You may need to cut some cucumber into smaller pieces to fill in empty spaces in a jars.
    A sink full of cucumbers being rinsed
  • Cover bottoms of jars with dill, fill them up tight with cucumbers.
    A row of jars on a table with dill in each of them
  • Pour in marinate all the way to the top. Cover with lid, but not tight.
    A funnel placed in the top of a jar to better pour in liquids
  • Preheat oven to 250F. Place jars in oven and let them sit there for about 20 minutes, it all depends on size of the jars and cucumbers. Once cucumbers change color, remove them from oven. It is very important not to overcook cucumbers so they still stay crispy, so be sure to remove them from oven when they change in color.
  • Close all lids really tight and put all jars upside down. Cover with towel and let them sit there for 4-5 hours. Cucumbers will cook little more in hot water.
    Jars of pickles in a row turned upside down with a towel over the top
  • Store in cool place, they can be stored for up to a year


Calories: 1003kcal | Carbohydrates: 238g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16390mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 226g | Vitamin A: 1334IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg