Aunt May’s Bread and Butter Pickles

Aunt May’s Bread and Butter Pickles

Aunt May’s Bread and Butter Pickles
Aunt May’s Bread and Butter Pickles

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

10

Pints

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • -6 Onions

  • -6 Quarts sliced cucumbers [ 2 pints or 4 cups = a quart ]

  • -1 Cup of Kosher salt

  • -1 - ½ Quarts of white vinegar

  • -6 cups sugar

  • -1/3 cup Mustard seed

  • -1 – ½ Tbsp. whole Celery seed

  • -¼ Tsp. Cayenne

Directions

-Slice onions and cucumbers to the desired thickness -Stack in layers in large pot, [ cucumbers / onions and sprinkle each layer with salt ] -Let stand for 3 hours, Cover with towel, salt will remove water from cucumbers [ outside the house ] -After 3 hours drain in colander -Combine vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, Celery seed and Cayenne in a large pot, bring to a boil for 5 minutes / Add cucumbers and onions, heat to simmering point, make sure mixture is very hot -Pack in hot sterilized pint jars / seal at once while hot -After caps have “popped” and jars cool down - Remove ring, clean exterior of jar, dry and reassemble

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