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Cucumbers in Cream

"WE HAD an enormous vegetable garden, so we enjoyed freshly picked cucumbers in summer. After the cucumber were sliced and soaked awhile in salt water. Mother added thick cream, which she carefully scooped from the top of some fresh milk."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a bowl, combine cucumbers, onion, water and salt. Let stand for 1 hour; drain and rinse. In a serving bowl, beat cream, sugar and vinegar. Add cucumbers and onion; toss gently. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 126 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Jana
    Jun 16, 2018

    Very close to my Mom’s recipe. I used white instead of cider vinegar. Only soaked the cukes and salt water. I don’t like the bitter liquid that sweats out so I add the onion later. Also added a bit of ground black pepper to taste. Mmmmm so good and fresh in the summer.

  • lepleyracing
    Jun 17, 2015

    Very good and easy to make. I made as directed except that I added some pepper to the mixture and we all enjoyed it. Next time I think I would use light cream but again this is very good as written.

  • Brooktonian
    Jun 10, 2015

    I made this recipe for Book Club and there wasn't a drop left and everyone wanted the recipe. I was so proud because the cukes were from my garden.

  • BrownieQueen2
    Oct 14, 2013

    I am not a fan of plain cucumbers but really liked this recipe. I will definitely make it again. It was a tasty change and fun to serve guests at a summer barbeque.