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🌶️ Basic Sweet Pickled Peppers Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and tangy sweet pickled peppers recipe with Just Pickling. This easy recipe requires only a few ingredients and is perfect for preserving your harvest.

Basic Sweet Pickled Peppers Recipe

You will need:

  • sweet peppers1 pound of sweet peppers
  • white vinegar2 cups of white vinegar
  • water1 cup of water
  • sugar2 tablespoons of sugar
  • salt1 tablespoon of salt
  • garlic2 cloves of garlic
  • black peppercorns1 teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • mason jars2 sterilized mason jars


  1. Start by washing the sweet peppers and slicing them into rings.
  2. In a pot, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Add the sliced sweet peppers, garlic, and peppercorns to the boiling mixture. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peppers into the sterilized mason jars.
  5. Pour the remaining hot pickling liquid into the jars, ensuring the peppers are fully submerged.
  6. Seal the jars tightly and let them cool at room temperature.
  7. Once cooled, store the jars in the refrigerator for at least 48 hours before consuming.


The pickled peppers will last for up to 2 months in the refrigerator. Always use a clean utensil when removing peppers from the jar to avoid contamination.

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Basic Sweet Pickled Peppers Recipe. This simple, yet flavorful recipe is a fantastic introduction to the world of pickling. With a few basic ingredients and a little patience, you can transform fresh sweet peppers into a tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy treat.

Our recipe is perfect for beginners, but even seasoned pickling enthusiasts will appreciate its simplicity and the delicious results. The sweet peppers are pickled in a brine of white vinegar, water, sugar, and salt, with garlic and black peppercorns adding an extra layer of flavor. The end result is a jar of pickled peppers that's bursting with taste and perfect for adding a little zing to your meals.

Once you've mastered this basic recipe, why not explore the exciting world of pickling further? We have a wide range of easy and delicious pickling recipes for you to try. From traditional cucumber pickles to more exotic options like pickled banana peppers, there's something for everyone.

If you're feeling adventurous, you could even try pickling banana peppers for a spicy twist. Or, if you want to expand your pickling repertoire, our comprehensive guide to pickling peppers is a must-read.

Remember, the key to successful pickling is patience. It's tempting to dive in and start eating your pickles as soon as they're in the jar, but they need time to develop their full flavor. Our sweet pickled peppers should be left in the refrigerator for at least 48 hours before consuming. Trust us, the wait is worth it!

So why wait? Start your pickling journey today with our Basic Sweet Pickled Peppers Recipe. Happy pickling!