Monday, November 4, 2013

A Very Easy, Quick Pickle Recipe

Today I'm sharing my mom's pickle recipe with you. It's so easy and quick (and delicious!)

Here's what you'll need:

3 cups sugar
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup pickling salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6-7 cucumbers washed and sliced thin
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of one fresh jalapeno, finely chopped

Combine first six ingredients in sauce pan and boil for 2-3 minutes until sugar has dissolved. Cool to room temp. (I usually chop everything while I'm waiting for it to cool) Add the rest of the ingredients to cooled mix. Stir a bit and store covered in fridge for up to 2 months. That's it!



Here are all my veggies chopped up and waiting to go into the cooled mix.



I store them in these lock and lock containers because they're spill proof and have locking lids. 



Here's a side view after I put them into the containers. 



Of course, you can eat them right away, but I think they're a lot better after about 1-2 weeks in the fridge. They will last up to 2 months in the fridge. If you're making them as a gift to give to someone, I'd make them about 1-2 weeks before you want to give it, so they have time to soak up all the juice and get a little softer. 

Here's a couple of pics after they've been in the fridge for two weeks. You can tell how they've soaked up a lot of the juice and  kind of sunk down a little in the container.





They're so good, I hope you'll give them a try. I love that you don't have to mess with boiling jars and all that jazz. 

I sometimes just eat a bowl of them by themselves because I like them so much. :)

Let me know if y'all try these. Thanks for stopping by!

~Lisa






6 comments:

  1. Oh those look good! I love pickles and cucumbers. We grew cucumbers last year and had SO many that we couldn't use. We were giving them away! Wish I had known about this recipe then. I would've given it a try for sure. May try this since we love pickles. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Me too! I think I need to make some more now. :)

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  3. Great idea, Lisa! I haven't made pickles in years, but I always did it the old-fashioned way (& much for difficult, too) of canning using a water bath -- messy and very sticky. I like your way much better!

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  4. Just the way I like it...yummy and easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These look so yummy! I do a version of what I call "marinated cucumbers" without the peppers and garlic. I like the thought of those extra flavors! My mom made refigerator pickles too and they were were always so tasty. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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