Preserving your harvest – Easy freezer pickles

Follow this easy recipe to preserve your pickles by freezing them and keep them crisp for up to a year.


14 to 16 cucumbers, sliced

2 cup onions, sliced

3 tbsp. salt

2 cups sugar

2 cups white vinegar

1 tsp. celery seed

½ tsp. alum

1 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. mustard seed


In a large bowl, mix cucumbers and onions with salt. Let stand 3 hours. After 3 hours rinse cucumbers very well.  Heat remaining ingredients until a simmer; pour over pickles. Mix, let cool, bag and freeze. Thaw pickles in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight before using.

Preserve more of your harvest

To learn about how to preserve your other extra veggies and herbs by drying them, you can read our previous preserving your harvest post here.

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