Easy Christmas Pickles

Red-and-green for the holiday season …


2/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 large dill pickles
1/2 cup drained canned pimientos
1/4 cup mustard seeds
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)


Heat vinegar, water, and sugar to boiling. Pour into a sterilized glass jar. Slice pickles crosswise. Slice pimientos. Add to vinegar mixture, along with remaining ingredients (leaving headspace), and seal. Let cool; then refrigerate. Let stand 1 week before serving.

Cooking & Recipes


2 cups

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

30 minutes (plu

Preparation Method

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