Posted by Amber R

DH brought home a case of cucumbers and bell peppers, so here is today's project to perserve the cucumbers. If anyone has any ideas for the bell peppers, please share!

15 cups sliced pickling cucumbers
3 onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup coarse salt
4 cups cracked ice
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
2 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon mustard seeds

1Combine cucumbers, onions, salt and ice in a large bowl.
2Mix well.
3Put a weight on and allow to stand 3 hours. (For a weight, I use a plate with a gallon bottle of vinegar or water on top of it).
4Drain thoroughly.
5Combine vinegar, sugar, turmeric, celery seed and mustard seed in a large pot.
6Add drained cucumbers.
7Place pot on medium low heat.
8Bring almost to a boil, but DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.
9Remove from heat.
10Seal in sterilized jars, 10 minutes in a hot water bath.

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