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Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe
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Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

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This is a great way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate New York, we have an abundance of cucumbers. —Catherine Seibold, Elma, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 58 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .

Directions

  1. Place cucumbers and onions in a large bowl; set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir just until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over cucumber mixture; cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Easy Refrigerator Pickles in Country Extra July 1999, p51


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JCV4 254059
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"I'm so glad I found this recipe to help me use up the abundance of cucumbers this year! This recipe is so easy to make and the pickles have a great balance of flavors. Even the onions taste great in this solution. I'm sure you could pickle just about anything with this recipe, it's great!"

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gld2bmom 230435
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"Love this easy and delicious recipe! The pickles' have just the right balance of sweet and tart!"

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lesa1970 228087
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"directions were very simple to follow and very easy to make and they sure was delicious and definitely makes for a good gift ideal I love giving gifts especially when its something that I have made homemade and I believe people enjoy homemade gifts better than bought gifts thank you for the recipes"

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katwhite45 226012
Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"So easy, and so good!"

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Gbro 50117
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"I, like another reviewer, was confused by the 6 cups of veggies versus only 1.5 cups of the vinegar solution. I needed to triple it to cover all of the cucumbers and onions. I also couldn't find celery seed and substituted caraway seed. Fortunately, still turned out awesome. Very tasty. A bit floppy to pick up, but they were still crunchy to bite. I'll definitely be keeping this recipe. Thanks."

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Jarvisfamily 34971
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"Super easy & very tasty! I followed another reviewer's suggestion to use less sugar & cut it in half. The pickles are still sweet & tangy. I also omited the ground cloves since they were alittle too expensive, seems fine without it. We will continue to make these to have around to nibble on. Great snack item!"

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Welshy 25056
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I've made these for years.Similar to a bread & butter pickle. Lasts until gone. We've still had them for Christmas!"

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doglover5 26548
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"Have never made refrigerator pickles. I see someone has already asked how long they will keep. I did not see that anyone answered. Can someone please let us know how long they keep please? thanks"

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Jeannemarie65 26544
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Easy to make. Good flavor. Would love in larger Amt and be able to can. Refrig space at a premium."

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sham24jr 26543
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"Awesomely easy-to-use"

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