Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Easy Amish Refrigerator Dill Pickles

A jar of Amish Refrigerator Pickles from a
Swartzentruber Amish family in Ohio

Do Amish families play games?

Yes, Amish families do play games and read together in the evenings. Parents are involved in their children's activities. However, there are not long evenings in an Amish family. When the children get home from school, there are chores that must be done. At an early age, children have responsibilities assigned to them. After the evening meal, the school homework must be tackled, and before long it is bedtime. Amish are early risers and therefore go to bed early.

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them.
Easy Amish Refrigerator Dill Pickles

* 1 cup distilled white vinegar
* 1 tablespoon salt
* 2 cups white sugar
* 6 cups sliced cucumbers
* 1 cup sliced onions
* 1 cup sliced green bell peppers
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil.
2. Boil until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes.
3. Place the cucumbers, onions and green bell peppers in a large bowl.
4. Pour the vinegar mixture over the vegetables.
5. Transfer to sterile containers and store in the refrigerator.


  1. If these are 'dill' refrigerator pickles, where's the dill? And I have never heard of putting green peppers in with dill pickles. I am not so sure this recipe is complete.

    1. I just read the recipe too. These are Bread & Butte Pickles. Usually you put them in a gallon jar in the fridge!

  2. Can you substitute sugar for something else?

  3. I ate some of these pickles at a friends house last wee. I loved them. Oh my goodness I made these today, Oh so yummy.

  4. can i just put the cucumbers, onions and peppers in the jars and then add the vinegar mixture?


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