Monday, September 13, 2010

Gallon Jar Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

This is a simple bread & butter style pickle that requires no canning!  These pickles will stay good for up to a year if they stick around that long.



Pickling cucumbers, sliced
2 sweet onions, sliced
6 cups sugar
4 cups vinegar
1/2 cup canning and pickling salt
1 tbs tumeric
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tbs celery seed

Pack the sliced pickles and onions tightly into a gallon jar with a tight fitting lid.
Combine the sugar, salt, and vinegar in a pot and heat to dissolve.
Add the spices to the jar.
Pour the liquid into the jar.
Cover and refrigerate.

12 comments:

  1. I just bought pickling cucumbers off my dollar rack over the weekend. I put them in my downstairs fridge, but somehow the thermostat went too low and the froze - so sad!

    Yours sound delicious - love that you don't have to can them!

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  2. I'm going to try these Stephanie. My dad loves sweet pickles. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. Just tried my first refrigerator pickling this week. Wax beans and peppers. Can't wait to see how they turned out. I guess I could be really brave and try real pickles too. How long do you wait for these? My recipe says 3 weeks. Seems like forever.

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  4. Honestly they start to be tasty after even 24 hours... However, they are better if you wait a least a week!

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  5. How long do these stay safe in the fridge Stephanie?

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  6. S Lofgren - So long as they don't have mold or smell and taste off they should be fine. Honestly we eat them up pretty quickly tho!! For best results eat within 6 months!

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  7. How many pickling cucumbers do u use?

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    1. Enough to fill the gallon jar... I didn't weigh mine when I did them a few years ago as I had 2 or 3 bushel I was working with doing a few different things. Sorry!

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