Danish Cucumber Pickles (Aesier)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"This is a pickle that I grew up with! They are wonderful crisp white sweet pickles that have a bit of pep to them. They are so easy to make. They go well with almost anything. By cutting them in spears they pack well in the jars. The more traditional way is to cut the across in 1/2" pieces. I say 7 cucumbers but if they are really large you may only need 5"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (721.6 g)
  • Calories 705.5
  • Total Fat - 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 73 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 169.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 158.6 g
  • Protein - 3.4 g
  • Calcium - 98.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 159.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sterilize 8 pint jars

Step 2

Peel the cucumbers, cut in half long ways and scoop out the seeds

Step 3

Cut the cucumbers into 1/2" spears that are apprx. 3/4" shorter than your pint jar, thus allowing some head room in the jars.

Step 4

Place the evenly divided peppers, mustard seeds, bay leaves, dill seeds and peppercorns in the bottom of each sterilized pint.

Step 5

Pack the spears tightly into the jars on top of the spices

Step 6

Make the syrup by putting the sugar, vinegar and water in a large pot, stiring until the sugar has dissolved, bring to a boil. When you fill the jars the syrup must be at a full boil

Step 7

Fill the jars with the boiling syrup/vinegar. Make sure the jars edges are clean with no syrup on them. Place a slightly heated lid on, screw on the ring

Step 8

Check that the lids have popped when they cool

Step 9

Leave for at least two weeks and then enjoy


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Love,love, love!!! Thank you for such a great recipe. Love all your recipes!!!


review by:
(6 Oct 2015)


These are fantastic!!! Nicely sweet with a bit of heat, deelish.


review by:
(7 Sep 2015)


We really enjoyed these pickles! And so easy to make. The only thing I did different was to refrigerate the jars after making these since I did not process them in a water bath and did not feel comfortable with them just on the shelf, although they did seal. I did enough to make 2 jars and kind of eyeballed the cucumbers at the market to estimate the yield. Would love these for Christmas- but they probably won't last the week so I guess I have to make more. As if that's a real hardship. ;) ;) Thanks Bergy!


review by:
(25 Oct 2014)


Being gifted with cucumbers allowed me to do some extra canning, these Danish Pickles were an awesome choice. They are unlike any pickle I have ever made or tasted, however did I miss out on such a great tasting recipe! Other than using black peppercorns I made as posted using rounds and one jar of spears, both look very appealing on the serving tray and are super delicious. The rounds should have been more tightly packed, which I will do next time. There will be a good many next times. Into my Canning Cookbook for this one. Can't wait to serve this one to family and friends.


review by:
(2 Oct 2013)


Fantastick pickles ! A bottle was given to me by Bergy and we served them awith our Christmas turkey dinner, everyone loved them, so much flavour and a nice little bite, thanks Bergy!!!


review by:
(14 Dec 2011)

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