This is Beverly's recipe for homemade mustard pickles.


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25 mins
30 mins
1 day
1 day
6 pints


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Layer cucumbers, onions, and cauliflower in a large bowl, sprinkling salt on each layer. Cover with a towel and let sit until a decent amount of liquid had been drawn out of the vegetables, about 12 hours. Rinse vegetables and dry well.

  • Combine vinegar and water in a medium pot; bring to a boil. Slowly add sugar, flour, mustard, ginger, and turmeric, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, then add vegetables and celery seed. Boil for another 5 minutes, no more.

  • Meanwhile, inspect 6 pint-sized jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until vegetables are is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  • Add vegetables and liquid to hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/2 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 5 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 12 to 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 33.3g; fat 0.6g; sodium 1950.2mg. Full Nutrition