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Grandma's Deviled Eggs

Grandma's Deviled Eggs are an old-fashioned version without relish. The creamy, yolk filling is a combination of sugar, vinegar, mustard and Miracle Whip. One bite of these will take you right back the holidays from your past.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Deviled eggs, deviled eggs, deviled eggs with sugar, deviled eggs without relish, Grandma's Deviled eggs, the best deviled eggs
Servings: 24 egg halves
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Miracle Whip (or mayonnaise)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • paprika (optional)


  • Hard boil the eggs; cool, peel and cut into half lengthwise.
  • Pop out the yolks and place in a mixing bowl. Mash the yolks until smooth (a mixer can be used).
  • In a separate bowl, mix together Miracle Whip, yellow mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt.
  • Combine the mixture with the mashed egg yolks; mix until smooth.
  • Scoop the mixture back into the egg halves. See the notes below for several options on this process.
  • Sprinkle with paprika before serving. Store in the refrigerator.


  • There are many ways to hard boil eggs; my favorite is to use an Instant Pot. Check out how to do this over at Farm Wife Feeds
  • A mixer is the best way to ensure a smooth filling for these classic hard boiled eggs.
  • Grandma's recipe is special because they are deviled eggs without relish. Instead, the delicious flavor comes from the combination of vinegar and sugar. 
  • Substitute mayonnaise for Miracle Whip if you prefer. 
  • The amount of filling may be less or more than the number of yolk you have.  It all depends on how full you fill the eggs.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or a piping bag to place the filling back in the eggs.
  • If you don't have a piping bag, put the filling in a small plastic resealable bag and seal.  Push the filling to one corner, and snip off a small piece of the end to make the tip. Squeeze this best ever deviled egg filling into the eggs for a pretty presentation. 
  • Try Grandma's other classic recipes like Apple Crisp and Sour Cream Coffee Cake


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg