Cucumber Pickle Recipe

cucumber pickleCucumber Pickle Recipe submitted by John Pullinger

With cucumbers, it seems that you go from none to that many you don’t know what to do with them! Here’s a way of preserving the glut. This recipe will make about 4 lbs of pickle.

Ingredients for Cucumber Pickle:

  • 3lbs cucumbers
  • 3 oz cooking salt
  • 12 oz soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large onions
  • ¾ pint wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 dessert spoon mustard seeds

Method for Cucumber Pickle:

  1. Wash the cucumbers and slice very thinly into large bowl.
  2. Add the onions, finely sliced and sprinkled with salt, mix well and leave to stand for 3 hours.
  3. Rinse thoroughly in running cold water and put into large saucepan, add the vinegar, bring to the boil and simmer until the mixture is soft, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar and spices, stir over a low heat to dissolve the sugar and bring back to the boil, then remove from the heat.
  5. Pour into a large bowl and leave to cool. Pot the pickle in sterilized jars and cover tightly.

This recipe will make about 4 lbs of pickle.

This pickle, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars, should keep for a year in a cool dark place. We’d suggest eating within 6 months though. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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8 comments on “Cucumber Pickle Recipe
  1. Ken O Brien says:

    Yes, I like this one. (First one I’ve made). Just curious, how long would it last in the jar? I have just mixed all the ingredients for the green tomato marmalade, won”t know till tomorrow night how that one turns out. Great Site! Only found it this morning. Cheers!

  2. Val says:

    I’d use it within 6 months but should be OK for a year.

  3. Isobel says:

    Do you think this would work just as well if you sliced the cues into quarters lengthwise or do the pieces need to really cook before preserving?

  4. angela says:

    I am grateful to have found this recipe, I can buy pickled cucumbers but have never seen a recipe for them. I will definitely try this one out.


  5. Cathy says:

    What type of cucumber can be used please? Can you use apple cucumbers?
    Many thanks, C

  6. Val says:

    You can use any type of cucumber including apple cucumbers.

  7. susan says:

    Can I cut down on the sugar and if so by how much? It looks like a lovely recipe.

  8. Kevin Bowen says:

    I normally jar things up when still warm,so getting a good seal on the lid , is this packed when cold ?

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