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Classic Bread & Butter Pickles

Makes: 40 servings
Serving size: 1/4cup Yield: 5 pints
Prep 1 hr Chill 3 hrs to 24 hrs
Classic Bread & Butter Pickles
Ingredients
  • 12  cups  1/4-inch thick slices small cucumbers (about 4 lb.)
  • 2  medium  onions, thinly sliced
  • 6  tablespoons  kosher or pickling salt
  • 4 - 5  cups  crushed ice
  • 3  cups  granulated sugar
  • 3  cups  cider vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons  mustard seeds
  • 2  teaspoons  celery seeds
  • 4  1/4-inch thick slices  slices unpeeled fresh ginger
Directions

1. In a large bowl gently toss the cucumbers, onions, and kosher salt. Transfer to colander set in extra-large bowl, layering with ice, and finishing with a layer of ice. Weight with heavy plate. Chill overnight, up to 24 hours.

2. Meanwhile, for pickling syrup, in large nonreactive (stainless, enamel, or nonstick) saucepan combine sugar, vinegar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool, cover, and refrigerate until ready to proceed with recipe.

3. After cucumbers have chilled, remove any unmelted ice and discard any liquid in bowl. Transfer cucumber mixture to nonreactive Dutch oven.

4. Strain syrup through a large sieve lined with cheesecloth over cucumbers. Bring mixture just to a low boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

5. With a large spoon transfer cucumbers to hot sterilized pint canning jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Bring syrup in Dutch oven to boiling. Ladle hot syrup over pickles to cover. Wipe jar rims with damp cloth. Put on lids and screw bands. To seal, invert jars until cool. Store in refrigerator. Makes 5 pints (40 1/4-cup servings).

Nutrition Facts (Classic Bread & Butter Pickles)
  • Servings Per Recipe 40,
  • cal. (kcal) 38,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 9,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 291,
  • Potassium (mg) 61,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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