A simple old-fashioned recipe for easy homemade Refrigerator Pickles! This recipe takes only 15 minutes to make and yields sweet and tangy homemade pickles and onions! Be sure to check out my quick how-to VIDEO just below the recipe!
3cupsthinly sliced¹ cucumbersthis was about 2 cucumbers for me (300g)
1cupthinly sliced white or yellow onionthis was about 1 small onion for me (80g)
1 ½cupswhite vinegar(355ml)
1 ½cupsgranulated sugar(300g)
Place cucumber and onion slices in a medium-sized heat-proof bowl and set aside.
Combine all remaining ingredients (vinegar, sugar, salt, celery seed, mustard seed, and ground turmeric) in a small saucepan and stir well.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and onions, stir so that all cucumbers and onions are coated with brine.
Allow to cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes, then cover and transfer to refrigerator.
Allow to chill overnight (or at least for 4-6 hours, so the flavor can fully develop) before enjoying.
¹The thinner the better! I like to get my cucumbers and onions sliced as close to paper thin as possible.Refrigerator pickles will keep for up to several weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.