Absolute Best Ever Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers (pickling cucumbers work best)

salt

2 cups thinly sliced onion

3 red peppers cubed

2 cups cider vinegar

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons powdered mustard

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons celery seed

Layer the cucumber slices in a large bowl. First cucumbers then sprinkle with salt another layer cucumbers another layer of salt etc. Ending with a layer of salt. Cover with a clean moist cloth and cover with ice (I use freezer packs instead of ice). Let sit for 1 to 2 hours. Rinse and drain the cucumbers. Pat dry.

Slice the onions thinly and cube the peppers.

Combine the vinegar,sugar and spices in a large pot. add the cucumbers,onion and peppers. Bring to a boil and boil for 4 – 5 minutes. Or until the cucumbers start to look glassy.

Pack into hot sterilized jars. Leaving a 1/4 inch head space. Make sure the pickles are covered with the brine they were cooked in. Wipe the rims of the jars, seal and process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.

When I prepare my pickles I pack them in half pint jars and I usually get about 7 half pint jars. This recipe is easily doubled.

Hope ya’ll make a batch of these delightful pickles. Let me know what ya’ll think of them.

See ya’ll soon !!!!