a mason jar filled with dill pickles and habanero peppers

Best Easy Sweet & Spicy Dill Pickles

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 48 hours
  • total_time Total Time: 24 hours 10 minutes
  • yield Yield: 32 oz mason jar 1x
  • category Category: Condiments
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The Best Easy Sweet & Spicy Dill Pickles – learn how to make pickles at home that are better than the store. Crispy, tangy, spicy and sweet these Dill Pickles make a delicious snack or sandwich topping. No canning necessary for these easy refrigerator pickles. 



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry dill or 3 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3/4 cup distilled vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 11.5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 of a fresh habanero pepper
  • 3 cups sliced cucumbers, cut into 1/4” crinkle cut slices


  1. To a saucepan add vinegar, water, apple cider vinegar, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  2. To a 32 ounce mason jar add dill, mustard seed, thinly sliced onion, garlic cloves, habanero pepper and cucumber slices.
  3. Pour vinegar mixture over pickles and cover. Store in refrigerator for 24 hours, better at 48 hours.


** As with everything. The longer pickles sit the more flavor they absorb.

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