Authentic Amish Refrigerator Pickles


  • 6 cups sliced cucumbers (about 6 medium cucumbers)
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced green bell peppers
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, onions, and green bell peppers.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the white vinegar, granulated sugar, apple cider vinegar, water, salt, celery seed, and mustard seed. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the vinegar mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the cucumber mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Transfer the pickles to jars for storage in the refrigerator. These pickles can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooling Time: 24 hours | Total Time: 24 hours 15 minutes | Kcal: 40 kcal per serving | Servings: 12 servings

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