August 16, 2010

Bread and Butter Pickles

 Ive made this on and off thru the years, they are pretty good.


8lbs. cucumbers
2lbs. white onions
1/2c. salt (I used coarse kosher salt)
1 qt. white vinegar
2c. sugar ( I used organic)
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. dry mustard

Cut unpeeled cucumbers and peeled onions into slices about 1/8in. thick. 

Arrange in layers in a large kettle or bowl, sprinkling each layer with salt.

 Let stand for 3hrs. then drain and rinse well.

 Bring other ingredients to a boil in a large pot. 

Add drained vegetables and stir to coat with seasonings. Bring to a boil again.Pack into hot, sterilized jars and seal.

 Process in water bath 10min.

I didn't make the full recipe this time..........I only had 5lbs of cukes but I did make the full amt of juice for it and used it all. Also be aware turmeric stains everything so if you spill the juices wipe it up fast.


Maria Killam said...

Yum I adore bread and butter pickles!

lemonverbenalady said...

I have to pull out my bread and butter pickle recipe! Yours are making my mouth water!

Fearless Nester said...

You are going to have such a wonderful supply of pickles. I'm so impressed with you, I'm sure they'll really be tasting great right around Thanksgiving, that is if they're not gone before then! Love your tutorials!!! ~Lili