Sweet 'N' Tangy Freezer Pickles Recipe
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Sweet 'N' Tangy Freezer Pickles Recipe

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Now you can have all the goodness of crunchy sweet-sour pickles without going to the trouble of canning them. A batch of these puckery slices can keep in the freezer for up to 6 weeks—but they never last that long at my house! — Jean Vance Charlotte, North Carolina
Recommended: 22 Pickled Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + freezing
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + freezing
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 10 to 12 medium pickling cucumbers (about 2 pounds), thinly sliced
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons salt, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large container, combine the cucumbers, onions, green pepper and 2 tablespoons salt. Cover with crushed ice and mix well. Refrigerate for 8 hours. Drain; rinse and drain again.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, celery seed and remaining salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Spoon over cucumber mixture. Pour into jars or freezer containers. Cool.
  3. Top with lids. Cover and freeze for up to 6 weeks. Thaw at room temperature for 4 hours before serving. Yield: 4 pints.
Originally published as Sweet 'N' Tangy Freezer Pickles in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p39

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Aljesbob User ID: 58669 88603
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"I am not a sweet and sour fan but I liked these and my family LOVED them!!"

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