With Sharon Peterson
This bread and butter pickle recipe is easy to make. Great for topping sandwiches or just munching. A great sweet pickle to add to potato salad recipes too.
Gather your canning supplies
- 4 pounds pickling cucumbers,
- 2 pounds onions
- 1/3 cup canning salt
- 3 cups vinegar
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 T mustard seed
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp celery seed
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp peppercorns
Start by preparing jars, and get water in your canner heating.
(see Water Bath Canning for full directions)
Wash cucumbers. Thinly slice both cucumbers and onions.
I like to use my pampered chef crinkle cutter for making crinkle slices.
I also have a mandolin slicer that I used this time. t is great for making thin even slices. It comes with a straight edge too but for this purpose I like the crinkly cuts.
Combine layers of cucumber onion and salt to a large bowl. Cover with Ice cubes and let sit for 1 – 2 hours.
Place vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, turmeric, celery seed, ginger and peppercorns in a large pot and bring to a boil.
Drain and rinse cucumber and onion. Add to vinegar mixture and return to a boil.
Pack into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
This will make about 7 pints. Remove air bubbles with a plastic knife or other small tools. I like to use an orange peeler.
Wipe rims clean and process according to water bath canning directions.
This makes 6 pints.
processing time is the same for pints or quarts
Be sure to adjust processing according to your altitude. For more information see this altitude adjustments page.
Pints or Quarts process
- Elevation 0-1,000 process 10 minutes
- Elevation 1,001-6,000 process 15 minutes
- Elevation above 6,000 process 20 minutes
Adapted from the Ball Blue Book
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