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Sophie's Refrigerator Pickles
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This recipe is so easy, and so delicious!  Keep your jars in the fridge, as these are not heat processed.

Course: side
Keyword: pickles
Servings: 16
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup salt (table)
  • 1 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 yellow onions, sliced
  • 13-18 cucumber pickles, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Pack onion slices into the bottom of clean jars.

  2. Fill jars with cucumber slices, leaving about 1 1/2 inches on top for adding pickle juice.

  3. Heat remaining ingredients over medium heat just until sugar dissolves completely.  Cool the solution.

  4. Pour cooled pickle juice over cucumbers and put lids on jars.

  5. Refrigerate at least 5 days before eating.  Turn the jars over once a day to disburse flavors!

Recipe Notes

Makes about 12 pint-size jars.  Lasts 9 months, refrigerated.