My family loves pickles. Especially in warm weather, we eat a lot of pickles. And at $4.00 a jar, that can get expensive. So you can imagine my delight when my step mother called me to ask if I wanted to come to visit and make some easy, homemade pickles! I’ll say it again, I love recipes that have few ingredients and simple directions. Well this is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes ever! Be sure to let me know if you make them, and what you think of the final product.
2 cups sliced cucumber (1medium to large)
3/4 cup sliced onion
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Place the cucumber and onion together in a large microwaveable bowl. Mix all the remaining ingredients and pour over the cucumbers and onions. Stir to mix well. Cook in microwave on high three minutes. Take out and stir. Place back in microwave and cook another three minutes. Take out and stir. Three more minutes in microwave, stir.
Each batch makes a pint. So depending on how much you make, that’s how many canning jars you need. I always make at least a double batch because we eat them so quickly! You want your jars to be hot so the hot pickles and liquid don’t crack a cold jar, and so they seal. Pour the pickle mixture into the hot jar and seal. That’s it. Store in refrigerator and enjoy! By the way, these are the bread and butter style pickles. A little sweet, a little tart. You can adjust the sugar to your taste!