Gram Millers Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

  • 5 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 1-pint canning jars with lids and rings
  1. Mix cucumbers and onions together in a bowl. Stir in salt and let sit for 2 hours.
  2. Stir vinegar, water, sugar, celery seed, mustard seed, ginger, and turmeric together in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; add cucumber mixture and continue to boil until cucumbers and onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the hot cucumber mixture into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool dark area.