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Ripe Cucumber Pickles Recipe

Use ripe cucumbers

Use ripe cucumbers

Once it gets to the end of the season you start getting tired of cucumbers and a few don't get picked in time. After you've given your cucumbers to all of your friends and neighbors, it time to try this recipe for Ripe Cucumber Pickles. The pickles are inexpensive to make and you'll put a smile on the faces of all the pickle lovers in your family.

After you try these you'll find out how easy it is to make pickles and you'll want to try more pickle recipes. Have fun and enjoy the finished product all winter.


  • 12 ripe cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup pickling salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 quart vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 3" stick of cinnamon
  1. Wash and peel the cucumbers. Cut in halves lengthwise, removing the seeds.
  2. Make a brine with the salt and water. Mix in the cucumbers and let stand overnight or for 12 hours.
  3. Drain the cucumbers.
  4. Tie the spices in a cheesecloth bag.
  5. In a pan, bring the sugar, vinegar, and spices to a boil.
  6. Add the cucumbers and cook until they begin to look transparent, but are still crisp.
  7. Fill sterilized jars with the cucumbers and pour the remaining hot syrup over them. Seal.


The recipe will make about 3 quarts or 6 pints.

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Barbara Badder (author) from USA on June 29, 2015:

Dee, Here are the guidelines for pickle canning. These can be kept in the fridge for quite awhile, but for long term storage you should process them. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09304.ht...

Dee on June 29, 2015:

Do you process these pickles? I'm a little confused. The recipe says to seal but not sure if that means process or just cover with the lid and rim. Also, if you don't process these, how long will they keep? Thank you. Looking forward to making them.

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on March 13, 2013:

faythef, Thanks for looking at the recipe. I do hope you are able to can the pickles

Faythe Payne from USA on March 13, 2013:

Thank you for this recipe..I am hoping to get back into gardening as well as canning this year...And I do love pickles..voting up and sharing...

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on October 29, 2012:

You're welcome Lisa. I hope you enjoy them.

Liz Rayen from California on October 29, 2012:

The recipe looks so good! I am really looking forward to trying it out!

Thanks for sharing! Lisa

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on July 29, 2012:

Movie Master, I'm happy I could help. Thanks for commenting.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on July 29, 2012:

I have so many cucumbers ripening at the same time, this recipe is just what I need!

Thank you and voted up

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on July 28, 2012:

b.Malin, Cucumbers are delicious. Thanks for commenting.

b. Malin on July 28, 2012:

I just bought a Bag full of Wonderful Cucumber Pickles...They are so Crunchy and Delicious. I used them in Salads, and just eating them as they are. However I was thrilled to see your Recipe and will certainly try it, Barbara. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Badder (author) from USA on July 28, 2012:

teaches, Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

carol7777, Thanks and I hope you can find the time to make some of these.

carol stanley from Arizona on July 28, 2012:

Short and to the point. It looks easy enough to try and I love these little pickles..Thanks for sharing and making it easy.

Dianna Mendez on July 27, 2012:

I love picked cucumbers. The taste is wonderful and love eating them all by themselves. I don't have the time to do this right now, but your hub is a great one for those who need the recipe.

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