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Crisp Sweet Pickles

My mom's delicious pickles, a Christmas tradition, are quick and easy to make since they start with a jar of purchased dill pickles and then are just "dressed up." They would make a nice gift from the kitchen in a pretty glass jar.—Denise Bitner, Reedsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 quart

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (32 ounces) whole kosher dill pickles, drained
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed

Directions

  • Cut pickles into 1/2-in. slices; return to the jar. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and shake until coated. Refrigerate for at least 1 week, shaking occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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  • sapky
    Oct 28, 2019

    I lost this recipe and so glad I found it again on TOH>I love these pickles plus so easy.

  • JCV4
    Sep 13, 2016

    Here is another easy and tasty pickle recipe. So easy - thank you!

  • sharon alice
    Mar 19, 2013

    No comment left

  • gran E
    Feb 25, 2013

    I have made these several times and they are delicious and everyone that tries them says the same thing. Thanks.

  • howdu
    Mar 17, 2011

    This recipe is excellent and couldn't be easier to make.

  • katlaydee3
    Jan 1, 2010

    Excellent and easy pickles.

  • magreen3
    Dec 19, 2009

    The best!Thanks to whoever submitted this recipe.

  • magreen3
    Dec 19, 2009

    Best pickles I ever ate!

  • FREDAGABLE
    Jul 29, 2009

    NO DO NOT ADD WATER.YOUR JUST DRAINING THE JAR OF BOUGHT PICKLES HERE.THEN YOU ADD THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS. PLACE A LID ON THEM SHAKE WELL, TO COAT THE VINEGAR BRINE INTO THE PICKLES. PLACE IN REFER. I TURN MINE UP-SIDE DOWN EVERY OTHER DAY OR SO. WORKS FOR ME. MAKES JAR BY JAR, ONE AT A TIME.

  • alb18360
    Jul 19, 2009

    do you add water since you drain them?