Grandma's Bread and Butter Pickles
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 50
  • Preparation Time: 30
  • 1 gallon cucumbers, washed and sliced
  • 8 onions, peeled and sliced in rings
  • 1/2 cup pickling salt
  • 10 trays ice cubes (approx)
  • 4-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 5 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp celery seed
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine cucumbers, onions, salt, and ice. Let sit for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large pot combine white sugar, white vinegar, turmeric, mustard seed, and celery seed. Bring to a boil.
  3. Drain vegetables. Add to brine.
  4. Cook over medium heat until boiling.
  5. Pack into hot sterilized jars.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
My grandma used to make these pickles every year and they are a family favourite. Growing up, I remember my mom making them and having the pail full of sliced cucumbers and onions soaking in ice and salt. I'm so blessed to be able to make a batch with my daughter this summer.