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Crisp Sweet Pickles

 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
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling


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


  • 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. Yield: 1
  • quart.