Sweet Refrigerator Pickles With Onion

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by kdp4640

had these at a friend's house...sooo good...recipe is from her mother...cook time is chill time. these are called refrigerator pickles for a reason, they must be kept in the refrigerator.

Top Review by Wineaux

I remember that, as a child, I would watch the women in our family make pickles. Because I loved pickles, it was an interesting process for me to watch. I remember thinking that some of the pickles should have been named "career pickles" because making them would rival the time it took to become a professional in a number of fields! Comparing "career pickles" with those produced by this recipe creates a new genre of homemade pickles - one that lacks the labor-intensive recipe, but presents a fabulous flavor, crispness and versitle treat, Well worth the time it takes to make and future batches will be, too! And there will be future batches ,,,

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cucumbers, onions, bell peppers, and salt.
  2. Cover and store in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Drain liquid off and set cucumber mix aside.
  4. In large pot, mix sugar, vinegar, and mustard (OR celery) seeds.
  5. Heat until sugar melts.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Mix in cucumber mixture.
  8. Put in jars, let cool, then refrigerate.
  9. *I was told this will last 2 weeks in an airtight Tupperware type bowl-- but I put them in pint sized canning jars and they sealed.*.
  10. ~I do keep them in the refrigerator as they are called "refrigerator pickles" and they will ruin if they were not kept cold.~.
  11. ***As for the mustard seed OR celery seed-- we prefer mustard, but everyone has their own taste.***.
  12. *****My dad uses these pickles AS hot dog relish.*****.

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