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German-Style Pickled Eggs

I make them these deviled eggs and refrigerate them in a glass gallon jar for my husband to sell at his tavern. The customers love them! I found the recipe in an old cookbook years ago. —Marjorie Hennig, Green Valley, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 12 hard-boiled large eggs, peeled


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Cool completely. Place onions and eggs in a large jar; add enough vinegar mixture to completely cover. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. Use a clean spoon each time you remove eggs for serving. Refrigerate up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 166 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 212mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Susan
    May 8, 2020

    I made this recipe and the flavor was good but I don't like how cloudy the brine gets. Is there a way to fix that?

  • belle696
    Nov 4, 2016

    did not like the taste to pickled

  • Patrica390
    Oct 23, 2016

    I have made these for Oktoberfest parties. My family requests them at other times. They are quite good! Easy to prepare.

  • misscoffeepot
    Nov 6, 2014

    these are the first pickled eggs I have ever tasted or made, so I did not really know what to expect. They are very easy, and I think would also be great sliced on a salad, or tea sandwiches. I think that next time I may kick up the spice a wee bit, perhaps add a bit of red pepper flakes. My cloves were not the freshest, so that could be the reason they were more mild than expected.