I love cucumbers. I can peel them and eat them all day.
Easy Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe for Canning
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We as a family love pickles. They are a great summer side to any sandwich. I’ve searched for an Easy Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe for Canning and so far I think I have found my favorite. Bread and Butter pickles are my girl’s favorite. (I’m a lover of Dill Pickles myself.. but no one else is here..)
I like to do a little canning each year when the garden is producing more than we eat.
I love the look of canned vegetables sitting on the counter.
It’s also is a great way for us to save a little money at the grocery store.
I have been using this simple recipe and I love it.
IT REALLY IS SIMPLE, I PROMISE.
I like these labels for my jars -> 42 Vintage Chalkboard Label Stickers
To prepare you will need:
- Water bath canner (Canning Kit, 9-Piece this has all you will need)
- Canning Jars (Wide Mouth Ball Jars these have lids and rings)
- Canning Lids & Rings
- Jar Lifter
- Canning Funnel
- Large Pots
- Large Spoons
- Sharp Knives
- 3 lbs Onions
- 6 lbs Pickling cucumbers
Baking & Spices
- 1/2 cup Canning or pickling salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp Celery seed
- 2 tbsp Mustard seed
- 1 tbsp Pickling spice
- 4 cups Sugar
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- Pickle Crisp (If you like crispy pickles. I recommend.)
Oils & Vinegars
- 4 cups White vinegar
That was the hard part for me getting everything I needed together.
- Wash cucumbers. Slice both cucumbers and onions. I like mine thicker sliced than most people.
- Combine cucumber, onion, and salt to a large bowl. Mix with hand a small bit. Cover with Ice cubes and let sit for 1 – 2 hours. (While I’m waiting I get my jars ready by running them in dishwasher)
- Place vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, pickling spice, turmeric, and celery seed in a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Drain and rinse cucumber and onion. Add to vinegar mixture and return to a boil.
- Pack into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. (this is why I run in dishwasher so they are hot and I don’t have to boil them)
- Remove air bubbles with a small tool. Make sure to read instructions on the pickle crisp because you would now add it to each jar.
- Wipe rims clean and place on lids.
- Process pints for about 15min in water bath.
My pickles sealed really soon after I took them out of the canner.
I have never had an issue with any of my jars not sealing, but if it happens just put them in the fridge.