I made a batch of homemade refrigerator pickles this weekend. No canning required! My gram used to make this with a mix of cucumbers and onions. You can also add banana peppers for variety.
1 medium-large or 2 small cucumbers
1 cup water
1 cup cider vinegar
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2/3 T sugar
1 t dried dill (or 1 T fresh)
1 t mustard seed
1 t salt
Slice cucumber (or onion or pepper) very thin. Place in a glass jar with garlic and bay leaf.
Combine water, vinegar, sugar, dill, mustard seed, and salt in small saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
Pour liquid into jar, cover, and cool.
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