refrigerator pickles a la melissa

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~ refrigerator pickles ~

My friend Becky gave me a basic refrigerator pickle recipe that I used to create my version. I LOVE dill…and garlic is good in almost everything. I like a lot of pickle juice, so I doubled that without doubling the cucumbers…I did add a few extra though. They turned out SO good. I’m sure there will be a jar in the fridge all summer.

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup white vinegar

2 Tablespoons salt

4 cups sugar

3 teaspoons celery seed

3 teaspoons garlic powder

1 Tablespoon Telicherry peppercorns

4 or 5 fresh dill sprigs

10 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin (approximately 15 cups)

1 large onion, peeled and sliced thin

Mix vinegar, salt, sugar, celery seed, garlic and peppercorns in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly just until sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool while you peel and slice the cucumbers and onions. Place peeled and sliced cukes and onions in a large, nonreactive bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over. Stir until everything is combined. Add the dill sprigs. Push everything under the liquid. Cover and allow to sit on the counter at room temperature for six hours. Transfer to a large sterilized jar (I just wash mine in the dishwasher so it’s ready when the pickles are.) Cover tightly and keep in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.



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  16 comments for “refrigerator pickles a la melissa

  1. May 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    uhhhhhhh delicioso!!

    • Melissa
      May 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Hello Patricia! These are the BEST! enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jean
    July 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I love Refrigerator pickles, but I have to watch my sodium intake. Do you know if I can reduce the amount and still have a great pickle?? thanks

    • Melissa
      July 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Hi Jean ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not sure…but I would imagine it would still be good. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Jean
        July 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

        Thanks for getting back to me. I’ll just have to try these out with a little research! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Melissa
          July 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

          my pleasure, Jean! enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. william
    October 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    ive been wanting to try refrigerator pickles but i like them spicy. can cloves of garlic and peppers be added to this mixture and should the amount of sugar be reduced so they are not sweet? thanks

    • Melissa
      October 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Hi William ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never tried to add cloves of garlic and peppers, or reducing the sugar. I bet it would work though! Please let me know how your pickles turn out ๐Ÿ™‚ I love trying new recipes! Best, ~Melissa

  4. Dianne
    June 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I made these and they were wonderful and I will be making them again

  5. Nancy
    April 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I know this may seem like a silly question but what type/size of cucumber did you use? Regular cucumber, baby cucumbers or English Hothouse cucumbers? Thanks so much!

    • Melissa
      April 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Fresh cucumbers right out of the garden ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Nancy
        April 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

        Of regular/ large”ish” size or on the smaller side?

        • Melissa
          April 21, 2016 at 10:15 am

          I guess medium? The size/type of cucumber doesn’t really matter, as long as you use the measurement indicated in the recipe. (approximately 15 cups.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Meloni
    January 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Are these sweet pickles?

    • Melissa
      January 21, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      sweet and spicy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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