Freezer Cucumber Pickles Recipe
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Freezer Cucumber Pickles Recipe

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When I first started to make these crunchy and satisfying pickles, I wasn't sure if freezing cucumbers would actually work. To my surprise, they come out perfect! Now I make enough to take them to picnics or give as gifts to friends and neighbors. —Connie Goense, Pembroke Pine, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 80 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds pickling cucumbers, sliced
  • 8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 8 medium)
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups cider vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 47 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Rinse 10 2-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. Divide cucumbers, onions, salt and water between two large bowls. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours. Do not drain.
  2. Add 2 cups sugar and 1 cup vinegar to each bowl; stir until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to prepared containers, leaving 1-in. headspace for expansion; freeze up to 6 weeks.
  3. Thaw pickles in refrigerator 8 hours before using. Serve within 2 weeks after thawing. Yield: 10 pints.
Originally published as Freezer Cucumber Pickles in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 47 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"5 stars for taste but the recipe "as is" only does about 5-6 pints. All in all a good freezer pickle."

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"Will these pickles keep longer then 6 weeks in the freezer in freezer containers???"

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"it says cover and freeze for up tp 6 weeks does that mean they are no good any longer then the 6 weeks in the freezer"

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"I have been making these since the recipe first appeared in the magazine. My family loves them, they can sit and eat them right out of the jar !"

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"I make these every year and have shared the recipe with many people. My kids love them and we eat them all winter long - reminding us of summer's bounty!"

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