20 cups sliced cucumbers (about 12 medium)
3 cups sliced onions (about 4 medium)
1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
1 medium green pepper, sliced
3 quarts ice water
1/2 cup canning salt
6 cups sugar
6 cups white vinegar
3 tablespoons mustard seed
3 teaspoons celery seed
1-1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Place cucumbers, onions and peppers in a large bowl. In another large bowl, mix ice water and salt; pour over vegetables. Let stand 3 hours.
2. Rinse vegetables and drain well. Pack vegetables into eleven hot 1-pint jars to within 1/2 in. of the top.
3. In a Dutch oven, bring sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed, turmeric and cloves to a boil. Carefully ladle hot liquid over vegetable mixture, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot liquid. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
4. Place jars into canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + standing Process: 10 min./batch
YIELD: 11 pints.
1/4 cup: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.