Overnight Pickles

I published this post last August and I’ve noticed lots of visits this week from people googling overnight pickles, so here it is again!  These are wonderful!  

I’m an aspiring canner but I haven’t got it down yet. In the meantime this is a wonderful way to make pickles. They’ll probably keep for a few weeks in the fridge if you don’t have a crew like mine who eats them all before you have a chance to test how long they’ll last!

Overnight Pickles

4 cups of water

1/2 cup of white vinegar

3 tablespoons of pickling or kosher salt

2 tablespoons of sugar

garlic cloves (3 per quart jar)

1 teaspoon of mustard seed or 1 tablespoon of pickling spice

dill seeds or fresh dill

8-10 pickling cucumbers

Wash and quarter pickling cucumbers (or slice into rounds if you prefer) and pack into quart or pint jars. As written, this recipe makes 2 quarts and one pint, I double it to make five quarts.  Make a brine by bringing the first four ingredients to a boil and then cooling. Once cool, pour into jars over cucumbers and add spices, garlic and dill. Close jars and refrigerate overnight. They’ll be ready the next day!

This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and a favorite at our house. It’s perfect for this time of year when there are lots of cucumbers to use up.




  1. Yay for easy, overnight pickles. My son and I tasted one of the sliced pickles I started last week and they are yummy. We are going to allow them to continue to ferment at room temperature for another week or so and retaste. They will go in the fridge when they taste just the way we want.


    1. HI Michele! Yes, Yay is right!! I hope yours come out perfect!


  2. Judy makes something like this,, but the pickles are sliced thin and there are lots of onions added.


    1. I’ve seen them done that way, I think you can adjust the slicing and ingredients to whatever you’d like..


  3. Beth M says:

    Haha! Yes! I specifically looked up your recipe to make these this week (probably tomorrow) from the pinterest page where I pinned it. I was definitely one of those hits you saw. Hopefully I’ll be eating these on Friday!


    1. Hi Beth! I hope your eating them tomorrow too!


  4. gardeningshoe says:

    Ok, I’m in. This looks easy enough for me! I am about to impress my family. Thanks!


    1. I hope they love them!!


  5. nutsfortreasure says:

    Love Pickles and if I get enough Cukes I will make yours


    Thanks for sharing.


  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    Reblogged this on Living and Lovin.


      1. nutsfortreasure says:

        Your welcome I see many pickles being made and devoured


  7. Love pickles. Just wish I could grow my own! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!


    1. thanks for stopping by! I’ll bet you could grow your own if you tried!


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