(To make 1 gallon, slice cucumbers & place in a gallon jar. You may also use a quart jar (4 quarts = 1 gallon).
Soak cucumbers & onions in 1/2 cup salt & crushed ice. Finish covering with water. Place lid & something heavy on top for 3 hours or more. Add more ice as needed.
Combine remaining ingredients in a large pot. Boil 10 minutes. Drain & add cucumbers & onions and slowly reheat to boiling. Pour into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Seal & process 10 minutes in boiling water canner.
Variation for firmer pickles: Wash cucumbers. Cut 1/16 inch off blossom end & discard. Cut into slices. Mix 1 cup pickling lime and 1/2 cup pickling salt to 1 gallon water in a large container. (Avoid inhaling lime dust while mixing solution!) Soak cucumber slices in lime water for 12-24 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove from lime solution, rinse, and resoak 1 hour in fresh cold water. Repeat the rinsing & soaking steps 2 more times. Handle carefully as slices will be brittle. Drain well. Proceed with remaining steps.
You might try the similar B & B Pickle recipe here which calls for 6 pound pickling cucumbers if this one is too sweet. You could also decrease sugar to 4 1/2 cups & vinegar to 4 cups as it left a lot of liquid after pouring into jars. The turmeric made the pickles very yellow so consider leaving out or decreasing?
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|Serving Size: 1 pint (1072g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 28 (3%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 3.2g||4 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.4g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 10363mg||357 %|
|Potassium 1120.3mg||29 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 214.6g||63 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||24 %|
|Sugars, other 208.6g|
|Protein 6.4g||9 %|
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Calories per serving: 921
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