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Sweet Cucumber Relish

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Sweet Cucumber Relish

Sweet Cucumber Relish

Photo: Diana Rattray
This is a delicious hot dog relish made with cucumbers, onions, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and bell peppers.


  • 8 cups finely chopped pickling cucumbers, or seeded and scrubbed regular cucumbers
  • 3 cups finely chopped onion
  • 8 cups finely chopped bell peppers, part red
  • 1/2 cup pickling salt
  • 3 1/4 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons celery seeds
  • 3 tablespoons mustard seeds


Prepare the vegetables; combine them in a large stainless steel or enamel lined kettle. Stir in the pickling salt; cover and let stand in a cool place for 4 hours.

Transfer the vegetables to a colander and rinse with cool water. Drain, squeezing gently to remove excess liquid.

Prepare the work area, canner, jars, and lids. See Preparing Jars for Canning and Boiling Water Processing.

In a large stainless steel or enamel lined pan, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, celery seeds, and mustard seeds. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the drained vegetable mixture and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.

Fill hot, prepared jars and remove any air bubbles with a small plastic spatula, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Clean jar rims and fit with lids and rings. Process in a covered boiling-water bath canner for 10 minutes. See Preparing Jars for Canning and Boiling Water Processing. Turn off heat, remove the cover, and let jars stand in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
Makes about 6 pints of relish.


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 5 out of 5
Best cucumber relish, Member NHNonni

It's time to be making relish and I panicked when I couldn't find my favorite recipe. Here it is! Found at last. I haven't made relish for a couple of years but this summer I've got all the ingredients (garden overflowing with cucumbers); can't wait to have this in my cold cellar once again.

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