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Fire-and-Ice Pickles Recipe

Fire-and-Ice Pickles Recipe

These sweet and spicy pickles are great on a sandwich or all by themselves as a snack. The recipe is an easy way to dress up store-brought pickles and make them a special treat! —Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 jars (32 ounces each) dill pickle slices or spears
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled


  • 1. Drain and discard juice from pickles. In a large bowl, combine pickles, sugar, pepper sauce and pepper flakes; mix well. Cover and let stand 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Spoon pickle mixture into 3 pint-size jars; add a garlic clove to each. Cover and refrigerate 1 week before serving. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month. Yield: 3 pints.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 134 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 271643
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2017

"The only hard thing about this recipe is waiting a week for them to cure. I taped the jar closed to help me resist!

I made 1/5 of the recipe, using a 12 ounce jar of pickle slices and 3/4 cup of sugar, and repacking the pickles back into their original jar. To my taste, they could use more "fire" so I'll add more chile flakes or hotter hot sauce next time."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 270129
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2017

"Upped the heat a bit with more crushed red pepper flakes. My only complaint about this recipe is having to wait the week to enjoy them!"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 264579
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2017

"We love these pickles! So good!"

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 264558
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2017

"I made these last week and my family absolutely loves them! We have already gone through almost one jar and I am giving another jar to my niece as part of a housewarming gift. I will be making these all summer!"

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 239899
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"I've been making these for several years now. They are very good, very easy to make, and I suspect I'll be making them for a long time to come as my boys now like them too."

Ele Anini User ID: 7392035 15421
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"Wonderful! I make them every week now."

Pickles20 User ID: 5070818 45541
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This is a killer recipe. It's great for gifts for the holidays. Not too hot, not too tame. Sweet and spicy. I just love it!"

sammisue User ID: 4700390 42457
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"These are great. Wonderful for gifts at the Holidays. A little spice and a little sweet. They are easy to make and everyone loves them."

Pickles20 User ID: 5070818 49394
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Awesome pickles! I use this at Christmas for gifts. It's quick and just cut out a Christmas fabric round with pinking shears and tie a bow on the lid. Everyone loves them!"

wilsonia User ID: 962315 43673
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Love these pickles. Always take them to pitch ins at work my coworkers love them also."

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