Mom’s Old Fashioned Cucumber Pickle Recipe


Do you like Pickled Refrigerator Cucumbers?
Every since I can remember these were mainstays in our summers refrigerator.
My Dad always had a big garden, so our summer table was blessed with plenty of fresh vegetables to feast on. Once the Cukes were on we knew Mom would be making her refrigerator pickles for us all to enjoy.
As you can see this recipe has been much used in my home as well over the years.
 In order to preserve it in my Mom’s original handwriting I covered it with clear plastic a couple of years ago.
It’s hard to read with the camera’s glare on it so I’ve typed it out for you here:
Cledia’s Old Fashioned Cucumber Onion Pickle
1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. salad oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 small sized cucumber,
thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
Combine and mix the first 6 ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat, stirring just until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat. Arrange cucumbers and onions in a covered refrigerator dish. Pour vinegar mix over the cucumber and onions, cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours before serving.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do!!
I’m partying here today:


23 thoughts on “Mom’s Old Fashioned Cucumber Pickle Recipe

  1. Good morning! My mom made these too! I LOVED them. She didn't have a recipe written down but I have a feeling it was very similar to this one. LOVE that you have your mom's original recipe in her handwriting. I have a few of those too. Good idea on how to preserve them. Enjoy your day!


  2. Oh, yes, I remember the days when…if I had loads of cucumbers, this is just what I'd do. Another thing my mother did was much simpler and sat on the counter…we were allowed to enjoy them without asking permission, which I loved…cucumbers sliced and just covered with apple cider vinegar. She'd peel up several cucumbers every morning and they would be our snack throughout the day.


  3. So special, lovely recipe and the holder in a shoe last, and those scales, all from times gone by. I will save this, as no bottling, just in the fridge for a few hours, then serve. Hugs,Jean


  4. What a treasure the hand-written recipe from your Mom is. I love these pickles. Thanks for sharing.p.s. the other day a blogger shared an etsy site where they can take a handwritten recipe etc. and print them on a kitchen towel!!!


  5. I know only a few (two to be exact) who put up pickles. There must be some secret to why more don't.They are delicious and I always want more. I guess now that I have the recipe, I'll be number three!Thanks!


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