I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bread & Butter Pickles

I'm not a big fan of bread & butter pickles (love dill pickles), but I've been told these are delicious. I make them for my daughter Tonia, who happens to love them.


*25 pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced
*6 onions, thinly sliced
*2 green peppers, diced
*3 garlic cloves, chopped
*1/2 cup pickling salt
*3 cups cider vinegar
*5 cups white sugar
*2 tablespoons mustard seed
*1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
*1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
*1 tablespoon ground turmeric

~In a large bowl, mix together cucumbers, oinons, green bell peppers, garlic and salt.
~Allow a stand approximately 3 hours.
~In a large saucepan, mix the cider vinegar, white sugar, mustard seed, celery seed, whole cloves and turmeric.
~Bring to a boil.
~Drain liquid from the cucumber mixture.
~Stir into the boiling vinegar mixture.
~Remove from heat shortly before the combined mixtures return to boil.
~Transfer to sterile canning jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
~Make sure tops of jars are clean of any residue.
~Put on lids & rings.
~Boil in canning pot for 20 minutes.
~Remove and let stand for 24 hours.
~Store in cool place (fruit cellar).

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