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Sweet Freezer Pickles

My daughter is reaping daily harvests of garden cucumbers and wanted to know if I had any yummy, easy recipes that has me looking in my recipe boxes for simple, delicious cucumber solutions. I decided to also share them with the great readers out there.



This is not your typical pickle recipe. No special equipment or ingredients are needed. This recipe produces a crisp, sweet pickle that goes well in salads, on sandwiches or as a side. The secret to the crisp texture is the sugar, so do not reduce the sugar in the recipe. This recipe works well with slicing, pickling, seedless and hothouse cucumbers.

  • 2 quarts cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (use any variety of cucumber)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon salt (table salt, canning salt or kosher salt can be used)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar


Mix cucumbers, onions and salt in a large bowl, and cover with plastic wrap... Set the bowl on the counter for 2 hours. Pour into a colander and drain water from cucumber mixture. Combine sugar and vinegar. Stir well and pour over cucumbers. Pack into freezer containers or zip-closure bags. Freeze immediately. Pickles will be ready to eat in 3 or 4 days. They will keep in the freezer for up to 1 year.

By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 26, 20060 found this helpful

Thank You for sharing this. My family loves pickles and I dont make them cause I dont have the canning supplies. This is so easy and sound delicious.

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 6, 20070 found this helpful

Sounds good, but I am wondering if peel can be left on? Thank You

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