Sweet Horseradish Pickles are sweet and hot pickles made with fresh chopped horseradish and honey. They are easy to make refrigerator pickles ready to eat in three days.
My husband made this Sweet Horseradish Pickle recipe after trying them first from a local restaurant and then a store-bought kind. The restaurant brand was sweeter, and the store-bought spicier, his recipe is somewhere in between.
The one thing we’ve decided is the strength of horseradish can vary greatly. When my husband chopped the horseradish for this recipe, he noticed it didn’t smell nearly as strong as the horseradish he and his Uncle use to make red beet horseradish for the holidays. Your horseradish pickles may turn out spicier than our’s did, or even less spicy.
Horseradish refrigerator pickles will keep, unopened, for months. Once opened, they will keep for several weeks.
These sweet spicy pickles are great for snacking on, or serve with a sandwich for lunch.
Sweet Horseradish Pickles
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- 2 pounds pickling cucumbers
- 16 ounces white vinegar
- 32 ounces water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pickling spice (wrapped in cheesecloth)
- 1 tablespoon pickling salt
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup finely chopped horseradish (peeled and chopped horseradish root), divided
In a large pot combine the vinegar, water, pickling spice (wrap in cheesecloth for easy removal), salt, sugar, and honey. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature. Remove the pickling spice.
Pour 1/4 cup each into two clean pickle jars. Slice the cucumbers around 1/4 inch thick. Pack into the jars.
When the brine has cooled pour it over the cucumbers. Cover the jars with the lids tightly and shake to mix. Keep refrigerated, and open after at least 3 days.