2 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, julienned
1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons mixed pickling spices
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
1. In a large glass bowl, combine peppers and onion. Place pickling spices and celery seed on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string.
2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, water and spice bag. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Transfer spice bag to pepper mixture. Pour vinegar mixture over top; cool. Refrigerate, covered, 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. Discard spice bag. Transfer mixture to jars, if desired; cover tightly. Refrigerate pickled peppers up to 1 month.
Prize Winning Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
YIELD: 4 cups.
1/4 cup: 67 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.