Sweet Dill Pickles
This no-cook method (from MFK Fisher) makes crisp pickles because sugar draws out juice from the dills. They last for months in the refrigerator. “Zesty-type” dill pickles make an especially flavorful pickle.
1 (32 to 46 ounce) jar whole non-Kosher dill pickles
2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Drain pickles, discarding juice. Slice pickles. Put half of slices back into the pickle jar. Sprinkle over 1 cup of sugar. Put rest of pickles and sugar into the jar. Place the jar in a tall bowl (in case of leaks). Let stand at room temperature until sugar has dissolved and juices form, for about a half a day; turn the jar over a couple of times. Add vinegar and shake jar to mix. Push pickles down into the juice; it probably will not quite cover the pickles. Refrigerate.
Ready in a day, much better after several days, best after a week or so.