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Super Simple No-cook Sweet-and-spicy Pickles

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“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.”
1hr 10mins
1 46oz. Jar

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).

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