Sweet Dill Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

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Dill and cucumbers are natural companions in a number of dishes. I turn to this recipe every summer when my garden is in full bloom. My family can hardly wait to eat these pickles.—Kay Curtis, Guthrie, Oklahoma
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 quarts sliced unpeeled cucumbers
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3/4 to 1 cup minced fresh dill

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute. In a large nonmetallic container, combine cucumbers, onion and dill. Pour dressing over; cool. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 days before serving. Stir occasionally. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Sweet Dill Refrigerator Pickles in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p41

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3600539 4068
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"how long will these last in the refrigerator before they go bad,and can you freeze these???????"

ShannyCrafty1 User ID: 4808519 4044
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Lots of fun & easy... ?Mini pickles are available this season. ..You can also add garlic and peppers to make it just right, sweet but not hot.."

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