Sweet Refrigerator Pickles: I am a contributor to Life’s Little Sweets and this recipe first appeared there as Sweet Refrigerator Pickles.

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If you don’t think you like sweet pickles, give these homemade Sweet Refrigerator Pickles a try. They’re great for a quick crunchy snack and excellent on top of hot dogs fresh off the grill. Toasted bun. A little mustard. Is your mouth watering yet?

Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

I normally do not care for sweet pickles. They’re too… sweet I guess. I can’t just bite into a whole sweet pickle. I prefer dill. I do like sweet relish on my hot dogs, though. And, of course, I love snacking on these Sweet Refrigerator Pickles.

I wrote in my Corn Soufflé post that I grew up surrounded by corn and pickles. I guess I misspoke since the baby cucumbers aren’t pickles until you pickle them! I “picked” up these beauts from the local farmers market. We have a few of these markets in Jacksonville and I don’t mind driving a bit to get to them because the produce is fresh, local, and cheap. It’s also the only place I can seem to find genuine Thai basil. If you don’t frequent your local farmers market, I would highly recommend at least checking it out.

This recipe is adapted from my dad’s. He loves to make Sweet Refrigerator Pickles and dill sun pickles. He also loves to drop jars off to different people around their small town. He’s friendly like that.

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Ingredients for Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

  • 20-24 baby cucumbers
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

Kitchen Tools Needed for Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

What’s really nice about these Sweet Refrigerator Pickles is that you don’t even need to use the stove. You basically just mix the ingredients, let it chill, and enjoy!

Which I hope you do! Please comment below and let me know how this recipe worked out for you!

Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
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Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredients

  • 20-24 baby cucumbers
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the cucumbers and onions and place in large mixing bowl.

  2. In another large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, vinegar, and salt and stir until dissolved.

  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the cucumbers and onions.

  4. Add the mustard seed and celery seed and stir.

  5. Refrigerate for an hour, stirring occasionally.

  6. Using a slotted spoon, spoon pickles and onions into mason jars.

  7. Pour enough liquid into the jars to cover the pickles.

  8. Refrigerate. Will stay good for 9-12 months.

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