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sweet pickle recipe

Delicious sweet pickles made from garden fresh cucumbers that require no special equipment or pickling spices.


  • 2 cups sliced cucumbers approximately 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon non-iodized salt


  1. In a heat safe, medium bowl add sliced cucumbers and onions. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan mix the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour hot liquid over the cucumbers and onions. Let cool or process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes (adjusting for altitude as necessary).
  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator up to 2 months.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms