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Lazy Housewife Pickles Recipe
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Lazy Housewife Pickles

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"Extremely easy pickle recipe."

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Original recipe makes 2 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    7 days 15 mins


  1. Divide onion slices and cucumbers into jars.
  2. Stir sugar, vinegar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, turmeric, and salt in a bowl until sugar and salt have dissolved; pour the pickling syrup over the onion and cucumber slices. Cover jars with lids and refrigerate for 1 week before opening.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2012

This is the recipe my mother uses and it is so good. I don't even like pickles but I like this! It is that good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2013

Eh......... None of us cared for these too much. They are SO sweet. Too sweet. I know there are people who prefer sweet pickles. If so, then I'm sure this is the recipe for you. Unfortunately we prefer more of a tangy, garlicky type. These did not do well for us. Sorry!


12 Ratings

Aug 01, 2012

Super easy and delicious. Did not wait the full week to eat them because we like them a little more crunchy. Waited only 3 days and they were perfect.

Aug 14, 2012

Yummy! And SO easy!

Feb 14, 2013

These are really good. I want my pickles crunchy and lets face it, you can't can them or process them without them becoming softer. I used two packages of Persian Cucumbers (small 6" cucumbers) from Trader Joe's which worked out perfectly for the two quart jars. I didn't add any onions because I didn't have sweet ones but I most certainly will next time. I mixed the sugar and vinegar together but added the spices directly to the jars so they'd be even. I poured the sugar/vinegar mixture over them and sealed them. Occasionally when I went into the refrigerator I would shake them because all the spices will settle to the bottom. I will be making these again and again. I have just tasted them after 1 week and they are good but still taste of cucumber. I will be interested to see how the flavor and crispness develops after more time. I think I will keep the liquid and spices and just add more cucumbers to the jar. Thanks for the great recipe!

Dec 19, 2013

I am so thankful I found this recipe. It is super easy and they taste great from what everyone tells me. I don't like Pickles at all. The longer you can wait the better they taste

Sep 14, 2014

These are the first pickles I ever made. They are all gone. I will make more tomorrow with my remaining cukes. Easy, yummy, great accent to a meal. Thanks!

Sep 03, 2014

Went and bought more cukes so I could make more of these!. Even my hubby,, who is not a huge fan of bread and butter pickles, loved them. I added some sliced carrots and fresno peppers from the garden, and they were all delicious. We also started on them after just two days, and they were great, although the flavor did develop more over time.


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 437 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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