Pleasantly Pickled Red Onions

You know how you have to get that stinky onion smell on your fingers every time you slice up onions for a sandwich or a cheeseburger?  If you have Pleasantly Pickled Red Onions in the fridge, your stinky finger problems are over!!!!

This is a very quick-n-easy canning project – quite literally less than 20 minutes of hands-on time, as well as a quick processing time.


  • 2 cups of red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 5 cups of thinly sliced rings of red onion


  1. In a saucepan, bring vinegar, garlic, clove and brown sugar to a boil then immediately reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Dip out the large pieces of garlic and discard.
  3. Stir the onions into the pot and return to a boil, stirring constantly.                                                                   
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until the onions are soft (about 5 minutes).                                                          
  5. Ladle the onions into sanitized pint jars and disperse liquid evenly throughout the jars, making sure to allow  ½ inch of headspace.
  6. Lid the jars and process them in a water bath canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude.

You will end up with a lovely pink-colored jar of stinky-finger salvation!

Pleasantly Pickled Red Onions

Daisy Luther

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