My backwoods Mississippi grandmother loves to can her own sweet pickles! Here's how she does it! My grandmother stresses that you shouldn't leave them unrefrigerated for more than four or five hours, or they may not keep. She says it's easy and very good! My grandmother rotates the can by turning it upside down every other day, then back over. Within about a week, the pickles will be sweet and delicious!

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 week
total:
1 week
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir sugar and cider vinegar together in a large bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Add pickle slices and stir to coat. Pour into a jar and seal. Store in refrigerator, flipping the jar daily, for 1 week.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 18.4g 6% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 359.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2012
These were very good. I added some pepper sauce to make them hot. My husband loved them. Read More
(1)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2019
2 3/4 c sugar does not dissolve in 1/3 c vinegar Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2012
These were very good. I added some pepper sauce to make them hot. My husband loved them. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
I used Vlasic Snack’umm kosher dill bites. they are cut thicker and not complete rounds so they are perfect to absorb this and be a nice bite. To make sure the sugar dissolved, I drained the pickles into a measuring cup then put them back in the jar. I dissolved the sugar and juice in a sauce pan and cooked it like a simple syrup. I cooled it and poured it over the pickles in the jar and added Apple cider vinegar to cover. I took 2 jars to a picnic 8 days later. I had two plastic storage bowls, one slightly smaller, and had put water halfway up the larger and floated the smaller and set that in the freezer. I drained the pickles and put them in the smaller so they had an ice base at the picnic with Toothpicks handy. They were gone. Note, the frozen bowl sweated with condensation so I should have put something absorbent under it like napkins or tea towel. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2018
I would decrease the amount of sugar I did add more vinegar and some pickeling spices. Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2019
2 3/4 c sugar does not dissolve in 1/3 c vinegar Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2016
I personally do not care for sweet pickles but wanted to make these for my husband so I chose to half the recipe. He gave me the thumbs up but said the could have used just a little bit less sugar. Read More