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Easy Freezer Pickles

Relates Lucile Johnson of Red Oak, Iowa, "These crisp, no-cook pickle slices are so simple to fix."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    6 pints


  • 8 pounds cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed


  • In a large container, combine cucumbers, onion and salt. Let stand for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; let stand for 2-3 hours, stirring often.
  • Drain and rinse the cucumber mixture; add sugar mixture and stir well. Pack into 1-pt. freezer containers, leaving 1-in. headspace. Cover and freeze for up to 6 weeks. Thaw before serving.

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  • J
    Aug 13, 2019

    These pickles are excellent and so easy. I will be making these again next year

  • justmbeth
    Mar 13, 2018

    Loved these pickles when I made them last summer! Can't wait to make another batch this year.

  • KB-GF
    Oct 4, 2016

    I tried this recipe about a month ago. Since then, I have made two more batches. The cucumbers keep coming, even now in October. My first batch, I made as is. Second batch I grew bolder because of the success of the first. So, for the second and third batches I added 10 whole garlic cloves and 3 thinly sliced jalapeno peppers (with seeds in tact) and reduced the sugar to 2 cups. They also turned out great. My husband and I love sweet/hot. It did not disappoint. Thank you for this very easy recipe. I even threw in some thinly sliced carrot for color. By the way.....the onions do not turn yellow from the turmeric because you put the turmeric in the sugar/vinegar mixture.

  • Jnollen
    Aug 28, 2016

    These are just so good I had to make two batches. I added some coriander and sweet peppers from the garden. Well worth the effort.

  • matkinson72
    Sep 11, 2015

    Love these! I made a batch last weekend, and I'm making another. Quick and easy.

  • Bluhat
    Oct 13, 2014

    Nice taste and super easy to make. And I am no cook by any measure. I even screwed up these simple directions but still came out tasty. Ate a quart the first night.

  • bfrank
    Aug 2, 2012

    My family LOVES these pickles!

  • cindyluwho13
    Sep 9, 2011

    I used to make Bread n Butter Pickles the old fashioned way. This is so much easier and they taste the same if not better! Very crunchy and flavorful. I will def make again.

  • johnsen
    Jul 31, 2010

    very good

  • bfrank
    Jul 25, 2009

    These pickles are crisp and delicious! I like the flavor of the turmeric and onions.