Easy-to-make sweet pickles are great for making the most of fresh summer cucumbers. Use for a crisp topping with burgers and pulled pork sandwiches.
Wash cucumbers well with cold water. Trim ends and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices. Place cucumber slices into 4 hot sterilized pint or 8 half-pint canning jars.
Mix remaining ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.
Ladle over cucumbers, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Stir each jar well. Cool. Cover with metal lids and screw on bands.
Refrigerate pickles. Shake jars once a day for 3 to 5 days to redistribute seasonings and blend flavors. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Chips: Add 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper with the spices.