Super Simple No-cook Sweet-and-spicy Pickles

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is so simple you could make it in your sleep, and so good you will want to keep a jar in the refrigerator all of the time. I got the original recipe from "Southern Living, August 2004 by Ann Wilson, Bowdon, Georgia". Her recipe was simple, but I made it even easier.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (46 ounce) jarof hamburger dill pickles, chips (save money buy the store brand)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic or 2 cloves thinly sliced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I prefer Tobasco┬« original)


  1. Pour contents of jar into a colander and rinse with cold Rinse jar and add sugar, garlic and Tobasco®.
  2. Put pickles back into the jar, secure lid then shake, spin and twirl a few times before placing the jar into the refrigerator.
  3. For good measure, agitate the jar every time you go into the refrigerator.
  4. The pickles will be ready in about an hour but of course, the longer they sit, the better they get.
  5. (Storage time is about 3 to 4 weeks).


Most Helpful

These are so good it's almost like cheating. After rinsing the pickles, I layer mine with the seasonings to help them flavor through. The longer they sit, the hotter they get.

Zetty66 September 21, 2007

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