I was trying to come up with a way to use up a bunch of apples we had in our fridge. Eventually I decided to just pickle them refrigerator-style. This is the result.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 mins
additional:
1 week
total:
1 week
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 - 1 quart jars
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the water, cider vinegar, sugar, allspice, clove, nutmeg, and ginger into a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

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  • Meanwhile, toss the sliced apples with the lemon juice, and pack into two sterilized 1 quart canning jars with lids and rings. Pour the boiling syrup over the apples, and affix the lids and rings.

  • Allow the jars to stand at room temperature until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Place in the refrigerator, and wait 1 week before opening.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fat 0.4g; sodium 3.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2010
Just as a side note these are refrigerator pickles so just putting them in any old jar & leaving them in the refrigerator is fine. They are NOT intended to be shelf stable! Canning jars rings & proper seals are not an issue! (Don't know why the web site added those in) Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2010
Just as a side note these are refrigerator pickles so just putting them in any old jar & leaving them in the refrigerator is fine. They are NOT intended to be shelf stable! Canning jars rings & proper seals are not an issue! (Don't know why the web site added those in) Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2011
I made 4 pints of these and when I first tried them I really didn't care much for them. Not wanting to be wasteful I decided I would eat them in spite of my initial dislike. But the more I ate the more I began to enjoy them. I will cut down a little on the cloves next time. But these go well in a salad with a honey yogurt dressing. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2011
These are really good! Instead of the spices listed I used a homemade pie spice mix and tied it up in a cheesecloth that I put into the jar. I would slice them thicker next time. I halved the recipe and am now wishing I hadn't but since we will be going apple picking in the the next few weeks I'll be making a full batch of these! I'd never tried pickled apples before but decided to on a hunch that it would be a great topping for "LaMama Raisin Burgers" along with an applesauce or fruit based steak sauce. I'm just curious how long these stay good for as I am planning to make a large jar of these (like one of those HUGE pickle jars) so we have these on hand for snacking. I can't wait to find other ways to use these apples! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
I cant wait to try and make these! i love almost anything pickled but was nervous to try tradtional canning methods thank you for this new way to can and pickle things! i am going to also try it on other foods! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2008
The kids smelled this being made and said that it smells like wassail! Officially on Thanksgiving we get to try them. Right now they look and smell so good that I'm sure we will truly savor the flavor! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2015
This was a decent recipe there's not many recipes like it around. I'll make it again but next time I'll probably leave out the lemon juice. It was an odd combination with the cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm not sure if it was included for help preserving but I think the vinegar will do that just fine on its own. I also wouldn't recommend using really tart apples I think sweeter apples go better with the apple pie type of spices this calls for. Since you're not cooking the apples the tartness doesn't have an opportunity to cook out and get sweeter as they would normally do with a pie. Read More
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