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Bread and Butter Pickles
Worth the effort. And a perfect gift! Store in mason jars for presentation.
- 10 cucumbers, peeled and quartered
- 4 small sweet onions, sliced into ¼-inch discs
- ½ cup salt
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon mustard seed
In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, onions, and salt. Cover with ice and another heavy pot so that the contents are compressed. Let sit for 2 hours. Drain completely.
In a large heavy pot, combine the cucumbers and onions with the sugar, vinegar, turmeric, celery seed, and mustard seed. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the cucumbers are tender, or about 5 minutes. Carefully place the cucumbers into a glass jar with the liquid. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
Makes 4 servings.