How to make it

  • Peel the onions and slice them 1/4 " thick; separate the slices into rings. Divide the onion rings amoung 3 clean, dry pint canning jars.
  • To the onions in each jar add 6 whole cloves, 6 peppercorns, 1 tsp. mustard seed and 1/2 tsp. celery seed.
  • Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, turmeric and cinnamon in a sstainless-steel or other non-reactive saucepan. Heat to boiling, then simmer 2 minutes.
  • Fill the jars with the hot liquid, leaving 1/4 " of headspace. Remove any air bubbles by running a long thin knife blade or a cooking chopstick around the inside walls of the jars and add liquid if necessary to maintain the 1/4 " of headspace.
  • For refrigerator storage - let the jars cool uncovered, then cover with a doubled sheet of plastic wrap and a cap, any kind, that fits the jar. Refrigerate for at least 2 weeks before serving. The pickles keep (and improve) for many months in the fridge.
  • For sealed storage - After step 4, seal the jars with new two-piece canning lids following manufacturer's directions and process as you normally would. Let the pickles mellow for about a month before you serve them. They will keep for a year or more in a cool place.

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    " It was excellent "
    debntim ate it and said...
    sound YUMM -- can't wait to get red onions & try these. i love recipes that are easy but yuummmmy. high 5 forks from me. i'm learning to make bread & butter pickles this summer --- 1st time. i've heard that the 'old timer's' recipes use alum to insure CRUNCHY and CRISPY pickles; that's a must for me. i've read a ZILLION recipes and they're ALL so different and none use alum! any ADVICE for making sure my pickles are CRUNCHY? if my pickles are wimpy, i'll never hear the end of it from tim! <3 deb
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very nice.....love the idea of the pickle syrup for salads...great! Love crunchy red onions on top of a grilled burger. Sublime combo.
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    These sound incredible and I believe would benefit
    our high blood pressure and cholesterol as well~!
    Many thanks..printed and a HIGH 5 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^! :)
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  • dixiediner 10 years ago
    Sounds great.
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  • grandmacooks 10 years ago
    This sounds really good! And I definitely know that leftover pickle syrup is great not only in potato salad, but in cole slaw, homeamade salad dressing, or whatever you would use vinegar in.
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    I am going to give these a try they sound very good.
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  • linebb956 10 years ago
    I need more time! This sounds great!
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    " It was excellent "
    shuga ate it and said...
    Like it!
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  • sday5 10 years ago
    I think this sounds doable. I bet they are really nice.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    sounds soooooo good thanks
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