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Refrigerator Pickles

Author Jacqueline


  • 4 cups white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 1/2 T salt
  • 3 T sugar
  • 4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4 T dried minced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5-6 cucumbers sliced lengthwise into spears (or into discs)


  • Divide cucumbers amongst 4 wide mouth 1 qt mason jars. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 T dried onion and one┬áminced or pressed garlic clove to each jar.
  • Add water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a large saucepan on the stove; bring to a boil. Stir occasionally until salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour brine into jars. Cap tightly and leave out on the counter top for 2 days.
  • On day 2, flip the jars upside down.
  • Transfer to fridge on day 3.