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Easy Freezer Pickles Recipe

Easy Freezer Pickles Recipe

Relates Lucile Johnson of Red Oak, Iowa, "These crisp, no-cook pickle slices are so simple to fix."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing YIELD:48 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a large container, combine cucumbers, onion and salt. Let stand for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; let stand for 2-3 hours, stirring often.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 6 pints.

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KB-GF User ID: 6780911 255000
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8922413 253301
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3100914 232665
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

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

Bluhat User ID: 8034893 48633
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1203020 20287
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"My family LOVES these pickles!"

cindyluwho13 User ID: 1658196 19492
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2755435 19074
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"very good"

bfrank User ID: 1203020 47516
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009 Edited Aug. 2, 2012

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

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