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Persian Sugar-Pickled Garlic

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“You'll find this recipe beyond description. If you are a garlic lover you will be in heaven, if you are not, you still will be amazed. I have traced this recipe as far back as the 1400's The garlic improves with age for as long as 15 years. I am still eating from a jar of this we made 5 years ago. This is not something you eat right away, it marinades for 30 days at minimum. SOURCE Shadows”

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  1. Separate garlic cloves, but do not peel.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large heavy-bottom saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil; cook for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.
  5. Cool to room temperature.
  6. Transfer to a large glass or ceramic jar large enough to hold garlic and the liquid.
  7. Tightly seal.
  8. Refrigerate at least 1 month before serving.
  9. The garlic improves with age for as long as 15 years.

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