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Sweet Dill Pickles Recipe
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Sweet Dill Pickles

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"These pickles soaked in a sugar mixture taste just like candy! They take some time to make, but are a sweet treat."

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Original recipe makes 64 ounces Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    14 hrs 35 mins


  1. Drain pickles and slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Place in a medium bowl with 2 cups sugar. Stir, cover and allow to stand at room temperature 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix together the remaining sugar, vinegar, water and pickling spice. Bring to a boil. Pour over the pickles. Allow the mixture to stand at room temperature 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Transfer the pickles to sterile jars and store in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Add about 20 cloves of garlic and you've got a wonderful sweet garlic pickle. I have given these to friends and family for Christmas. Great on sandwiches too. Right from the jar, you can't stop eating them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2014

I made these, exactly as the recipe states--didn't alter anything. When I put the sugar on the sliced pickles, all the juice started to extract out of the pickles. They ended up these little limp, shriveled up pieces in a big bowl full of juice. And somehow the combination of garlic and sweet just doesn't do it for me.

Jul 29, 2007

I just love the sweet and slightly salty taste of these pickles! I added onion and bell peppers to mine and had better pickles than my old recipe with much more ease of preperation. Everyone loves them, and you can't find anything close to this tasty in a store. I bought a gallon jug of dill pickles at Sam's and packed mine in plastic storage containers in the refrigerator. They go quick.

Jan 25, 2004

GREAT! I used a large jar of Claussen Garlic Dills, I also added hot red pepper flakes & whole cloves along with the pickling spice, made them up about a week before Thanksgiving & when I served them everyone raved! They were still very crispy & deliciously spicy sweet.

Aug 09, 2005

These are outstanding. Easy to make. I have never had sweet dill pickles before and thought I would try them. Glad I did. Eveyone raved about them. I added 5 cloves of garlic and that added the another flavor to them.

Jan 25, 2004

These are absolutely delicious. I am going to make some more to give to friends for Christmas.

Nov 23, 2008

I have been making these dill pickles for 45 years and they are out of this world

Dec 01, 2004

I was excited to find this recipe. I have a potato salad recipe that needs candied dills & have been unable to find in stores the last few years. I've made this recipe twice & adjusted some measurements for our tastes: 2/3 c. white vinegar, 1/3 c. water, 5 c. sugar. I also add 1 cinnamon stick with the pickling spice.


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  • Calories
  • 54 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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