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Sweet and Crunchy Deli-Style Pickles

No recipe image available.For this homemade deli-style condiment, fresh cucumbers are pickled in vinegar and flavored with fresh ginger, jalapeños and garlic. To achieve the best flavor and sweetness, refrigerate jarred pickles for 4 to 5 days.

Recipe Ingredients:

7 pickling cucumbers, quartered
1 cup water
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 whole clove
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon peeled, chopped fresh ginger
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place quartered pickles in a clean 1-quart canning jar. Set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat until salt dissolves.
  3. Pour hot pickling juice over pickles to fill jar. Cover tightly with lid and refrigerate 4 to 5 days before serving. Pickle flavor and sweetness intensity increase over time.

Makes 24 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 pickle wedge): Calories: 10; Calories from Fat: 0; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 240mg; Total Carbs: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 0g.

Exchanges per Serving: Free.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.