Refrigerator Pickles

cukes being cut up for picklesWe are still getting some cucumbers from the garden, so Mutti decided to make her favorite refrigerator pickles recipe. It comes from a church recipe book dating back to 1973. We’ve shared a quart of these pickles with my sister already this summer, and she may be seeing some more. It’s an easy way to enjoy cucumbers and onions from the garden and there is no canning involved.

Refrigerator Pickles

1 1/2 to 2 quarts small cucumbers
1 Tbsp salt
1 or 2 sliced onions – optional

Spice Mixture:

2 cups sugar (or less)
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. celery seed

Slice the cucumbers into a shallow pan. Sprinkle them with salt. Add the onions if you choose. Let stand for at least an hour.

pan of pickles, onions and salt resting for hour

Meanwhile bring to a boil the sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, and celery seed.

spice mixture after boiling before being poured over cukes

Let the brine cool and then pour it over the pickles. Store in the refrigerator for weeks or months.
pickles before being put into fridge for storage
Easy and yummy!

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2 Responses to Refrigerator Pickles

  1. Ruthie Houchins says:

    WOOT! We finished off the jar already and would LOVE some more! We will trade you the empty jar for a full one 🙂

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