Monday, August 31, 2009

Mrs. Newlin's Bread and Butter Pickles

This recipe is from a lady who attended an old church in Indiana.

1/3 cup salt
2 cups brown sugar
3 cups white sugar
3 cups apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp mustard seed
1 tbsp celery seed
1 1/2 tsp turmeric
2 lb sliced onions, separated into rings
20-25 cucumbers
8 cups ice

Scrub cucumbers and slice into thin slices. Put the cucumbers and onion rings into a large pan and pour the salt over the vegetables. Add the ice over the top and let soak for 3 hours. After the three hours, drain the water from the vegetables but do not rinse off the salt. Put the cucumbers and onions back into large pan. Mix the brown sugar, white sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed, and turmeric together. Pour the mixture over the cucumbers and onions. Cook over medium-high heat until the cucumbers lose their bright green color. Put mixture into hot pint jars and seal with hot lids and rings. Be sure jars seal. You will hear a popping sound when jars seal and the center of the lid will indent slightly.

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