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from [MJ Holderer]
Sour-sweet garlic pickles

Sour-sweet garlic pickles

These are pickles that bake sale buyers repeatedly fight over. I got tired of losing, so learned how to make em. A Huntsville AL favorite, these homemade pickles recipe appear in the old Huntsville Heritage cookbook starting in 1967. There are two; garlic pickles, Valerie's garlic pickles. Since neither are listed on line, I thought I would do the honors. You have to start with SOUR pickles which are seasonal.

  • Yield: 25 servings ( Serving Size: to taste )
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 0 Minute


  • 1 gallon(s) Mt. Olive sour pickles
  • 5 pound(s) sugar
  • 8-10 clove(s) garlic scored
  • 1/2 box(es) whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 box(es) white mustard seed
  • 1/2 box(es) whole all spice
  • 1/3 box(es) whole cloves
  • 3 stick(s) cinnamon cracked


Gather ingredients, get big non-metallic crock bowl.

Drain the pickles and slice.

Layer all ingredients.

Let stand overnight.

Put in gallon jug; let set a week.

Bottle into other clean glass containers, label.

Dishwasher clean jars and boiled lids, rims seem to work fine.

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