Crisp Sweet Pickles

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


1 quart

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.