- 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
- 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.
Reviews for Easy Refrigerator Pickles
"Love this easy and delicious recipe! The pickles' have just the right balance of sweet and tart!"
"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"
"So easy, and so good!"
"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."
"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!"
"I've made these for years.Similar to a bread & butter pickle. Lasts until gone. We've still had them for Christmas!"
"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"
"Easy to make. Good flavor. Would love in larger Amt and be able to can. Refrig space at a premium."
"I prepared these pickles for the first time today! I used LESS sugar and vinegar-I used 1-1/4 cups of cider vinegar and at least 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pickling spices and 1/2 tsp. turmeric in this recipe! The pickling spices contained a host of herbs/spices which gave these pickles a very pleasant taste! I did keep the amount of cucumbers and onions the same amount, combined the sugar, salt, vinegar, turmeric and pickling spices in a large saucepan, brought to a boil and stirred just until the sugar had dissolved. I poured the pickling liquid over the cucumber mixture and allowed to cool, tossed the pickles together with a large serving spoon for 5 minutes! These pickles are now in our family refrigerator, chilling the allotted 24-hour time! I'd placed the pickles in a large bowl, covered top with plastic wrap and put into refrigerator! This recipe is a keeper and SO SIMPLE! I admit that I do NOT go for canning foods, so to try this recipe and then see how good they are is for me! Thank you, Catherine Seibold, for sharing your recipe! delowenstein"