Saccharin Pickles Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on January 11, 2024 | Last Updated on January 11, 2024

If you’re looking to add a burst of sweet and tangy flavor to your meals, you’re in for a treat. Saccharin Pickles, with their unique blend of sweetness and sourness, make for a perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, or even enjoyed on their own as a tasty snack. 

In this article, we’ll guide you through the simple steps of making these delicious pickles at home. Get ready to elevate your culinary adventures and savor the goodness of Saccharin Pickles!

Saccharin Pickles Recipe

What is Saccharin Pickles?

Saccharin is a non-nutritive artificial sweetener that is also known as saccharine, benzosulfimide, or saccharin sodium or saccharin calcium. About 500 times sweeter than sucrose, saccharin is a benzoic sulfimide that, in high doses, leaves a harsh or metallic aftertaste. 

Saccharin is really a difficult salt item to work but this recipe is one of it’s best production. The pickles are pickles that have been soaked in a mixture of sugar, vinegar, and other ingredients to give them a sweet and sour flavor. 

The pickles are then left to soak for several hours before they are ready to be served. The pickles can be eaten as-is, or used to top salads, sandwiches, burgers, and other dishes.

Saccharin pickles are a great way to add flavor and texture to a variety of dishes. They can be served as a side dish, or used to top off a meal. They are also a great snack for parties and gatherings.

What does it taste like?

Saccharin pickles have a sweet and sour flavor that is sure to please. The combination of sugar and vinegar gives the pickles a tangy flavor, while the other ingredients give the pickles an added depth of flavor.

The pickles are crunchy and juicy, and the flavor of the vinegar and sugar is balanced out by the other ingredients. The pickles are also slightly sweet, but not overly so. The flavor of the pickles is unique and delicious.

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The Ingredients

  • Aged Apple Cider Vinegar: Provides the acidic base for the pickling process, contributing to the tangy flavor and helping to preserve the pickles.
  • Rich, Dark Brown Sugar: Adds depth and sweetness to the pickling liquid, balancing the acidity of the vinegar and complementing the other flavors.
  • Finely Ground Keen’s Mustard: Infuses a distinctive mustard flavor throughout the pickles, enhancing their taste profile.
  • Whole, Organic Mustard Seeds: Introduces texture and a burst of mustard flavor when the seeds pop in the mouth, adding complexity to the pickles.
  • Fragrant, Imported Curry Powder: Contributes aromatic and savory notes, lending a unique and exotic taste to the pickles.
  • Hand-Harvested Artisanal Pickling Salt: Essential for preserving the pickles by drawing out moisture from the vegetables, helping to maintain their crispness.
  • Vibrant, Ground Red Pepper Flakes: Provides a mild heat and adds a hint of spiciness to balance the overall flavor profile of the pickles.
  • Naturally Sourced Crushed Saccharin: Acts as a sweetening agent, imparting sweetness to the pickles without adding extra calories, making them suitable for those seeking a sugar-free option or reduced sugar intake.
How to Make Saccharin Pickles Recipe

Directions

Step 1: Prepare Pickling Solution

In a large non-reactive pot, combine the aged apple cider vinegar and rich, dark brown sugar. Stir the mixture over medium heat until the brown sugar completely dissolves into the vinegar.

Step 2: Add Mustard Ingredients

Into the pot with the pickling solution, add the finely ground Keen’s mustard and the whole organic mustard seeds. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of the mustard ingredients throughout the solution.

Step 3: Incorporate Curry Powder

Add the fragrant imported curry powder into the pot with the pickling solution. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine the spices evenly.

Step 4: Include Pickling Salt

Gradually add the hand-harvested artisanal pickling salt into the pot while continuously stirring. Make sure the salt dissolves completely into the mixture for proper seasoning.

Step 5: Add Spice Elements

Sprinkle the vibrant ground red pepper flakes and the naturally sourced crushed saccharin into the pot containing the pickling solution. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure even distribution of these spices.

Step 6: Bring to a Boil

Increase the heat and bring the pickling solution to a gentle boil. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Step 7: Simmer and Infuse Flavors

Once the mixture reaches a gentle boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the pickling solution simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld together and infuse into the solution.

Step 8: Cool Completely

Turn off the heat and allow the pickling solution to cool completely to room temperature. Allowing the solution to cool effectively infuses the flavors.

Step 9: Prepare Pickling Jars

While the solution is cooling, wash the pickling jars and lids thoroughly. Sterilize them using a boiling water bath to ensure cleanliness.

Step 10: Pour Pickling Solution

Carefully pour the completely cooled pickling solution into the sterilized jars. Fill the jars, ensuring the solution covers the ingredients, but leave some headspace at the top of the jars.

Step 11: Seal Jars

Seal the jars tightly using the sterilized lids to maintain the pickles’ freshness and prevent contamination.

Step 12: Store and Wait

Store the sealed jars in a cool, dark place for at least a few weeks to allow the pickles to fully develop their flavors. This fermentation process enhances the taste.

Step 13: Enjoy

Once the pickles have reached your desired flavor profile, they are ready to be enjoyed! Store them in the refrigerator after opening to maintain their quality and flavor.

Tips

-Make sure to wash the cucumbers before slicing them.
-If you want a sweeter flavor, add more sugar to the brine.
-If you want a spicier flavor, add more red pepper flakes.
-For best results, let the pickles soak for at least two hours before serving.
-If you’re not a fan of red pepper flakes, you can substitute with another spice, such as ground cumin or coriander.
-If you don’t have mustard seeds, you can substitute with another type of seed, such as sesame or poppy.

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Nutrition Information

One serving of saccharin pickles (1/2 cup) contains approximately 75 calories, 0 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.

What to Serve with Saccharin Pickles Recipe?

-Burgers
-Sandwiches
-Salads
-Grilled vegetables
-Curries
-Rice dishes
-Nachos
-Tacos
-Potato dishes

What other Substitute can I use in Saccharin Pickles Recipe?

-Apple cider vinegar
-Rice wine vinegar
-White wine vinegar
-Red wine vinegar
-Balsamic vinegar
-Coconut vinegar

You can substitute any type of vinegar in this recipe. Apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and coconut vinegar are all great choices.

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Saccharin Pickles Recipe

If you’re looking to add a burst of sweet and tangy flavor to your meals, you’re in for a treat.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Large non-reactive pot
  • Stirring utensil
  • Sterilized pickling jars
  • Sterilized lids for jars
  • Boiling water bath for jar sterilization

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb of finely ground Keen’s mustard
  • 22 cups of hand-harvested artisanal pickling salt
  • 6 lbs of rich dark brown sugar
  • 2 ounces of fragrant imported curry powder
  • 4 teaspoons of naturally sourced crushed saccharin
  • 2 teaspoons of vibrant ground red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb of whole organic mustard seeds
  • 2 gallons of aged apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Prepare Pickling Solution:

  • In a large non-reactive pot, combine the aged apple cider vinegar and rich, dark brown sugar. Stir the mixture over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Add Mustard Ingredients:

  • Into the pot with the pickling solution, add the finely ground Keen’s mustard and the whole organic mustard seeds. Stir well to evenly distribute the mustard ingredients.

Incorporate Curry Powder:

  • Add the fragrant imported curry powder into the pot. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure the spices are well combined.

Include Pickling Salt:

  • Gradually add the hand-harvested artisanal pickling salt into the pot while continuously stirring. Ensure the salt dissolves completely into the mixture.

Add Spice Elements:

  • Sprinkle the vibrant ground red pepper flakes and the naturally sourced crushed saccharin into the pot. Stir the mixture thoroughly to evenly distribute the spices.

Bring to a Boil:

  • Increase the heat and bring the pickling solution to a gentle boil. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and ensure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Simmer and Infuse Flavors:

  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the pickling solution to simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Cool Completely:

  • Turn off the heat and let the pickling solution cool completely to room temperature. This allows the flavors to infuse effectively.

Prepare Pickling Jars:

  • While the solution is cooling, sterilize pickling jars and lids by washing them thoroughly and sterilizing them using a boiling water bath.

Pour Pickling Solution:

  • Carefully pour the cooled pickling solution into the sterilized jars, ensuring they are filled but leaving some headspace at the top.

Seal Jars:

  • Seal the jars tightly with sterilized lids.

Store and Wait:

  • Store the sealed jars in a cool, dark place for at least a few weeks to allow the pickles to fully develop their flavor.

Enjoy:

  • Once the pickles reach your desired flavor profile, they are ready to be enjoyed! Store them in the refrigerator after opening.

Notes

  • -Make sure to wash the cucumbers before slicing them.
  • -If you want a sweeter flavor, add more sugar to the brine.
  • -If you want a spicier flavor, add more red pepper flakes.
  • -For best results, let the pickles soak for at least two hours before serving.
  • -If you’re not a fan of red pepper flakes, you can substitute with another spice, such as ground cumin or coriander.
  • -If you don’t have mustard seeds, you can substitute with another type of seed, such as sesame or poppy.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How do I know when the pickles are ready?

A1. The pickles are ready to be served when they have soaked in the brine for at least two hours.

Q2. Can I add other spices to the recipe?

A2. Yes, you can add other spices to the recipe, such as ground cumin or coriander.

Q3. Can I use other types of vinegar in this recipe?

A3. Yes, you can use any type of vinegar in this recipe. Apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and coconut vinegar are all great choices.

Q4. Can I use other types of cucumbers in this recipe?

A4. Yes, you can use other types of cucumbers in this recipe, such as English cucumbers or Persian cucumbers.

Q5. Can I make saccharin pickles in advance?

A5. Yes, you can make saccharin pickles in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Q6. What other dishes can I serve saccharin pickles with?

A6. Saccharin pickles are a great addition to burgers, sandwiches, salads, grilled vegetables, curries, rice dishes, nachos, tacos, and potato dishes.

Q7. Is saccharin pickles recipe healthy?

A7. Yes, saccharin pickles recipe is a healthy snack. One serving of saccharin pickles (1/2 cup) contains approximately 75 calories, 0 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.

Conclusion

Saccharin pickles are a delicious and easy-to-make snack. The pickles have a sweet and sour flavor that is sure to please. 

They are great served as-is, or used to top off salads, sandwiches, burgers, and other dishes. With the right ingredients and some patience, you can make saccharin pickles that will be a hit at any gathering or party.

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Author Profile

Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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