Quality Social Bread & Butter Pickles

Quality Social Bread & Butter Pickles

5 pounds pickling cucumbers

1/2 cup salt

1.5 cups water

1 onion, sliced

2.5 cups cider vinegar

2.5 cups white vinegar

2.5 cups white sugar

2.5 cups light brown sugar

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon allspice berries

1/2 each cinnamon stick

1.5 teaspoon yellow mustard seed

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 cloves garlic

  1. Slice cucumbers in 1/4-inch disks and set aside in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium sauce pot, mix half the water and salt together and heat to dissolve the salt.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and place in a measuring cup. Fill the cup with ice to reach 1.5 cups.
  4. Place the cooled mixture over the sliced cucumbers and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. The next day remove the cucumbers from the brine and rinse well.
  6. Mix all the other ingredients in a medium sauce pot and bring to a boil.
  7. Remove mixture from heat and pour over cucumbers. Place back in the refrigerator and allow to sit for one week.

What this doesn't say is that you'll put the cucumbers in clean glass jars, then pour the mixture over the cucumbers in the jars. Put the clean lids and bands on the jars and store them in the fridge. Jared was unsure how many pint-sized jars this would make, but I'm guessing about 10. And, you'll notice, no water bath.