Crisp Bread and Butter Pickles

Crisp Bread and Butter Pickles created by Mrs. Hughes

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  • Mix the cucumbers and onions with the salt and 2 quarts of cracked ice and let them stand, covered with a weighted lid, for 3 hours.
  • Drain thoroughly and put the vegetables in a large kettle.
  • Add the sugar, spices and vinegar and bring almost to a boil, stirring often with a wooden spoon, but do not boil.
  • Pack the pickles into hot jars and seal.
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  1. Pdtn57
    How many pounds of pickles is this
  2. Shannon C.
    What do you think about packing the pickles and onions into the jars once you wash off the brine, THEN pouring the nearly boiled solution over them- then water bath 10 min? I want them super crispy...
  3. ldfrack
    Wonderful Recipe I find the pickles to be crisp just like the name says. If you want them real crisp heat the solution first then add the pickles for a short time on the stove. No need to put in a canning bath after if everything is hot and you move fast.
  4. LaurieL.
    I realized I never rated this recipe, but this is the 3rd year I've made these pickles and they are delicious! I'm not a big fan of sweet pickles, but these have just enough tang to make them so yummy! They are great on sandwiches and just for eating! It's easy to make a lg. amount of these pickles, just slice a huge pile of cucumbers and then make the syrup. I find that one recipe of this syrup is usually plenty, I always have some left over. This last batch made 11 pint! Also I only let them soak for 2 hrs. at the beginning and then a boiling hot water bath for 10 min. at the very end.
  5. The Big Cheese
    While I've been making pickles for more years than I care to mention, I have longed for a bread and butter pickle that was crisp. I'm still longing. The title of this recipe is misleading. While the pickles taste great and were easy to make, they were nowhere near crispy. I knew as soon as I drained off the liquid from the soak that they were going to be soft. Perhaps some lime early in the process would have kept them crispy? I don't know, still looking for that nice, crisp bread & butter pickle...

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