Bread & Butter Freezer Pickles
Seeing the other pickle recipe inspired me to find a bread and butter pickle (sweet pickle) recipe that didn't require any canning (since I don't know how to do that . . . yet). Here's one that I adapted from recipezaar.com.
7 cups cucumbers, sliced
2 cups sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup onion, sliced
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon turmeric (this gives it that b&b “look”)
1 tablespoon mustard seed
Mix vinegar and sugar until sugar dissolves. (I had to bring it to a boiling point and boil for about 2 minutes to get it to dissolve.)
Then I added the spices to the pan and let it cool just a bit.
Place cucumbers and onions in a large bowl and pour the liquid over them. Refrigerate overnight.
Pack into freezer-safe canning jars (or other suitable containers) and freeze.
Not sure how long these last in the freezer, but I can’t imagine ours going bad before we eat them all!
I got 7 pints from this recipe.