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Christmas is always a great time of year and creating unique and fascinating recipes for the holiday season is a tradition for many families. Granted, the old standards like turkey and dressing, ham, sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole are definite must-haves, but when it comes to those unique flavors, adding a little heat with a healthy attitude to the mix isn’t a bad thing either. With that said, Christmas Pickles will definitely fit that bill!

Here’s what you do:


1 gallon Dill pickles

5 cloves chopped garlic

5 pound bag white sugar

1 bottle Tabasco (or equivalent) sauce (5 ounces)


Drain pickles and discard the brine. Slice pickles in half and put back in the jar. Add garlic and the whole bottle of Tabasco sauce and 1/3 of the sugar. Rotate pickles and mixture in the jar until all pickles are well coated. Leave counter or shelf at room temperature for a week.

During the week, slowly add the sugar and move the mixture around in the jar to completely coat the pickles during the process. Continue until all the sugar is used. At the end of the week, transfer the pickles to smaller jars and divide the sugar/Tabasco sauce syrup evenly between them. Seal jars and store in the refrigerator. 

This will create a hot, sweet and sour pickle that will be a great counter-point to all the other Christmas goodies you have on the table. These pickles will last for around a month after refrigeration, so you and your family will have plenty of time to enjoy them! The Schwab Agency in Colleyville TX hopes you have the best of holiday seasons and hopes you’ll make some Christmas Pickles to make the holidays truly special!


The Schwab Agency

The Schwab Agency, LLC has over 20 years of experience within the insurance industry in our community and our goal is to bring you unparalleled service and dedication. Since the majority of our business is through long-lasting relationships with our clients, fulfilling your needs is of the highest priority.

COVID-19 Update:

Due to new increasing cases of Covid-19 our office will be closed to the general public until further notice. Our team will still be working full-time in the office and here to assist with all your insurance needs. Please contact us via phone at (817) 485-5050 or email: info@schwabagency.com.

We hope everyone is doing their part to protect themselves and their loved ones during these hard times, and thank everyone for understanding our decision to do our part to help protect our staff and those in our community.

Tim Schwab.
President and Managing Partner