Monday, August 10, 2015

Freezer Pickles

The cucumbers are growing!

Every day I check the cucumber vines...
some are trailing up the picket fence, while others are nestled on the ground.

A quick rinse and they are ready to go...

...sliced and eaten plain with a little salt

...put into a simple salad

...salted down, rinsed, then drenched in vinegar

...sliced and added to ranch dressing with a lot of black pepper.

So many ways to enjoy the fresh taste.

 But, I also want to savor the deliciousness past the summer months...

Freezer pickles are an easy way to put some away for the cooler days ahead
(if you have the will power not to eat them now ;-)

They remain crisp and have a sweet flavor.

I hadn't made freezer pickles for a few years, so off to the recipe basket I went...
looking form my Mom's recipe.


8 cups sliced cucumbers (I like to leave some peeling on)
1 medium onion, sliced
2 tablespoons salt
Put above ingredients in a large glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Mix 1 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar.  Pour over pickles. 
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Remove from fridge and pack into freezer containers.  (I used pint sizes.)
Pour the syrup over the pickles.
Adjust lids accordingly.

These are great to take to a cook-out or just enjoy as a snack.
I hope to serve these with our Thanksgiving meal.

What is your favorite way to prepare cucumbers?

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  1. This sounds delicious!! And imagine eating cukes/pickles in the late fall ~ cool! Do you know how long they will last in the freezer?
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Great question Bobbie! My research shows that these should last up to one year, but we personally eat them up within 6 months. Thaw them in the fridge and eat them within one week of thawing. Hope you like them.

  2. Ooooh, I like how easy this is! They look scrumptious!

  3. These pickles look delicious. Thank you for sharing such a cherished recipe. I hope you're having a good summer. We've had some cloud cover here in southern California so it has been pleasant and not too hot. My tomatoes love this weather. My best to you :)

  4. Oh wow, these do look delicious! Freezing, ice cold pickles, sound like a wonderful Summer treat, LL! Since I've never had frozen pickles before, this is something I definitely need to try! Thank you for sharing! Have a terrific week! ~CB =)

  5. These sound delicious Lori- I have a lot of cucumbers too in the garden. I can't wait to try your recipe -sounds simple to try and looks delicious! Have a great day.

  6. My family loves pickles. I've heard of making refrigerator pickles, but I've never tried it. I'm going to have to now :-)
    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope to see you again today! Pinned and shared!

  7. These sound so good! Thanks for the recipe!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you back this week!



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