Apple Refrigerator Pickles


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Additional Time:
7 days 2 hrs
Total Time:
7 days 2 hrs 22 mins
2 1-quart jars


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries

  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced

  • ½ cup lemon juice


  1. Place 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.

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

  3. Allow 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 (per serving)

87 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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