My grandmother used to make these many years ago and all of us looked forward to dinner at her home where she would serve them. She is now 98 years old and it is up to her grand daughters to make them for her.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 - 1 quart jars
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, onions, cauliflower and bell pepper. Stir together the salt and water; pour over the vegetables. Cover, and let stand overnight at room temperature.

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  • Sterilize 5 (1 quart) jars with lids and rings. Keep in a hot water bath until needed.

  • Transfer the vegetables and brine to a large pot and set over medium heat. Bring just to a simmer, but remove from the heat before they come to a boil. Pour into a colander and drain thoroughly.

  • Dry out the large pot and stir together the flour, mustard powder, sugar and turmeric in it. Stir in just enough apple cider vinegar to make a smooth paste, then stir in the remaining vinegar. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and boil until thick and creamy, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the vegetables and simmer over medium heat until vegetables are tender but not overcooked, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Pack into hot 1 quart jars, filling to 1/2 inch of the rim. Seal with lids and rings. Process in a bath of simmering water for 10 minutes, then cool to room temperature. Refrigerate any jars that do not seal properly and consume within two weeks.

Tips

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Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 2292.3mg 92% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2010
After you cook in the brine drain and rinse rinse rinse. I am hoping that the word rinse was left out accidentally in the directions. If you rinse this recipe has a really good flavor. I used white vinegar and it worked great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2008
This is way too salty. I would cut the salt by a lot. And add a rinse of the brine. My Grandmother's recipe is very similar but it calls for a rinse of the brine after the soak and an additional two hour soak in cold water - rinsing again and then combining the dry ingredients - then wet - pouring over cukes and bringing to a boil. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2008
This is way too salty. I would cut the salt by a lot. And add a rinse of the brine. My Grandmother's recipe is very similar but it calls for a rinse of the brine after the soak and an additional two hour soak in cold water - rinsing again and then combining the dry ingredients - then wet - pouring over cukes and bringing to a boil. Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2010
After you cook in the brine drain and rinse rinse rinse. I am hoping that the word rinse was left out accidentally in the directions. If you rinse this recipe has a really good flavor. I used white vinegar and it worked great. Read More
(34)
Rating: 1 stars
08/06/2008
Way too salty and the use of apple cider vinegar and pearl onions made it much more expensive to make than my usual recipe (which uses diced onions and white vinegar). Perhaps it would improve it to cut the salt back a bit or to rinse the veggies off after they've been soaked. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2013
Wish I had read the reviews first. Needs rinsed or less salt. I wasted time money and good produce!:( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2013
I agree that this recipe needs rinsing however I did not find the pickles to be inedible. I believe this would be a five star recipe if careful rinsing was included in the directions. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
08/25/2014
Wow I really wished I had read the reviews before making. WAY WAY WAY WAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SALLLLLLTTTTTYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! We are going to give this batch to my inlaws (LOL). The mustard sauce tastes great reminds me of my aunts. We will make again but will not use nearly as much salt.I will rate next recipe to let everyone know. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2014
So disappointing. I read the reviews so I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed some more but still it was too salty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2018
This recipe is very similar to MY grandmother's recipe. Instead of all white sugar she used 1/2 white and 1/2 golden brown sugar. There is also one ingredient missing from this recipe that my grandmother ALWAYS added - her secret ingredient was black pepper seeds. Not many mind you but a small handful goes a long way in great taste! Loved them!! Read More