Spicy Deli-Style Pickles

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2 tablespoons Spicy Brining Blend
5 pounds pickling cucumbers, sliced in spears
1 red bell pepper cut in ½-inch strips lengthwise
3 cups water
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
25 minutes
Total Time: 
40 minutes
Serving size: 
16 (per pint jar)


1. Prepare canner, and 5 large mason jars and lids.
2. Pack cucumbers, placing red pepper strips periodically between cucumbers, into hot jars leaving at least ½ inch on top of jar.
3. In medium saucepan bring water, vinegar, Spicy Brining Blend, and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve.
4. Ladle hot brining mixture into jar to cover pickles, leaving ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding more of the liquid.
5. Wipe rim and tighten seal with lid and band until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
6. Place jars in canner, cover completely with water; cover canner. Bring to a boil; process 10 minutes.
7. Remove canner lid; wait 5 minutes. Remove jars, cool, and store.


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