Homemade Cucumber Pickles

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These pickles are a classic favorite, perfect for adding a burst of refreshing taste to sandwiches, salads, or simply enjoyed on their own as a flavorful snack. With a simple mix of fresh cucumbers, onions, sugar, vinegar, and aromatic spices, these pickles are easy to prepare and can be customized to suit your preference. Whether you prefer a sweeter pickle or a more tart variation, this recipe is easily adjustable to satisfy your taste buds. The best part? These pickles stay wonderfully crispy, allowing you to relish their delightful texture with every bite. Plus, with the option to leave the cucumber skins on or off, you have the freedom to personalize your pickles even further. Follow this recipe, passed down from generation to generation, and savor the taste of homemade goodness that will keep you coming back for more. Get ready to embark on a pickle-making adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and bring joy to your meals.


7 cups cucumbers, sliced
1 cup onion, sliced
2 cups sugar
1 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon celery seed


In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers and onions.
In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, white vinegar, salt, and celery seed.
Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers and onions. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Let the mixture stand for 6 hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
After the resting period, the pickles are ready to eat. You can also transfer them to containers and freeze them for long-term storage.
If desired, you can leave the cucumber skins on. Some people prefer them peeled, while others enjoy the added texture and flavor.
Note that the recipe can be adjusted to your preference. If you prefer a sweeter pickle, you can use the full amount of sugar. For a tart cucumber, reduce the amount of sugar according to your taste.
The pickles will stay crispy when prepared according to this recipe.
Enjoy your homemade pickles! They can be stored for 9 to 12 months if properly frozen and eaten within that time frame.

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