Easy Summertime Sweet Pickles

These easy-to-prepare sweet pickles require no special jars or vacuum sealing since they are stored in the refrigerator. Perfect for when you have a bounty of cucumbers. Photo credit: Lindsay Landis from Love & Olive Oil.

Serves: Makes 2 1/2 cups.
10 mins Prep time 10 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
10 mins Cook time
  • Place cucumber slices and onions in medium glass bowl. Set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.

  • Pour hot liquid and spices over cucumbers and onions. Cool slightly. Cover.

  • Refrigerate pickles at least 2 hours before serving. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 2 months.

Cooking tip

Serve these pickles on burgers or hotdogs to add piquant crunch.

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  • Kay W. on 08/23/2014

    Shouldn't there be water in this recipe?

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  • Laurence S. on 07/27/2016

    We added a few cloves and mixed some cider vinegar into the recipe. Good both ways!

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  • Laura on 07/14/2014

    So easy and so tasty. Used pickling cucumbers straight from my garden. Real crispy. I threw in some spring onions and banana peppers for this batch. Took a jar to a BBQ on July 4th and they kept it and ate it by the next day. Passed the recipe on to her and she made 9 jars so far!

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  • Karen on 04/18/2013

    I make these pickles all summer long, and in the winter too! I even make a dill version of them. Either version have been a huge hit at parties, and I've given out the recipe countless times, so they show up at our friends' parties too! Especially good on the Carolina Pulled Chicken Sliders!

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