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Shaker Pickles


  • 20 small to medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 10 onions, sliced and slivered
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon alum
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice (optional)


  1. Do not heat vinegar and spices.
  2. Mix all ingredients and pour over onions and cucumbers in jars.
  3. Place jars in refrigerator.
  4. Shake jars once a day for 6 days. Pickles are ready to eat on the 7th day.

Pickles will keep in the refrigerator for 3 months.

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