Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
These are the only sweet pickles that I will eat! My mom's super easy recipe, they are especially nice on a buffet. I can't eat a grilled cheese sandwich without a few of these on the side. You can make them right in the jar if you like, but my mom always used a large bowl. Plan ahead, they take at least 4 days to get really good.
- 1 (46 ounce) jarwhole dill pickles
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups cider vinegar or 1 1⁄2 cups white vinegar
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 10 whole cloves
- Drain the pickles, and slice into 1 inch chunks. (Save the jar!) Put in large glass or ceramic mixing bowl along with the sliced garlic. In a saucepan, mix vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to boil then lower heat to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over pickles and cover bowl with large dishtowel or plate. Let sit for several hours, stirring occasionally. Ladle everything back into the pickle jar, tighten lid, and store in the refrigerator. They will be ready to enjoy in 4 or 5 days, if you can wait that long.