Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This started out as a recipe from Miriam B. Loo (Current, Inc). I added more spice and garlic. I like garlic. I've made these pickles for years. This recipe has gone to innumerable pot-lucks. I try to keep a fresh batch in the fridge (when I open one jar, I make another) because someone in the house gets a midnight craving or we get invited to dinner (terrific hostess gift) or someone at work organizes a picnic or pot-luck.


  1. Drain pickles and cut into chunks or thick slices.
  2. Combine sugar, vinegar and spices in small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Put pickles and garlic in jar and add sugar mixture.
  5. Cover, cool and refrigerate.
  6. Flavor develops over a week, but they get better and better after a couple of hours cooling time.


Most Helpful

I let this sit in the fridge for overa aweek and the flavor was way overpowering. I followed the directions exactly.

Shabby Sign Shoppe April 10, 2003

We loved these pickles! Bread and butter or sweet pickles are not my favorite but I enjoyed these. When adding the garlic cloves I didnt read the directions well and added them to the sugar mixture to boil. I added one additional large clove of garlic before putting the pickles in the fridge to chill. Later in the evening I stirred the pickles and tasted, wonderful flavors already in just a couple hours. Thank you so much countrywife, there will be a batch of these pickles in my fridge often!

lauralie41 July 23, 2006

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