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Bread and Butter Pickles

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes about 6 cups
  • BASIC-EASY
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 2 cups light brown sugar
  2. 2 cups cider vinegar
  3. 1/4 cup kosher salt
  4. 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  5. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  6. 10 whole cloves
  7. 10 allspice berries
  8. 1 3/4 pounds Kirby cucumbers, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick (about 6 cups)
  9. 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard seeds, turmeric, cloves and allspice and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Add the cucumbers and onions and simmer over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until the cucumbers darken, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let cool, then refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.