Old-Fashioned Squash Pickles

I had never heard of these until my Great Aunt gave some to me to try last year. I don’t even like squash, but one taste of this kind and I was hooked! They tasted, to me, like Bread and Butter Pickles; crunchy and sweet. Yummy.  I even began growing my own yellow crook neck squash, just so I can make my own Squash Pickles! Try them, and they may become a new family favorite.

Old-Fashioned Squash Pickles
9 cups (about 4-5 whole) sliced yellow squash
2 onions, sliced (1 cup)
2 med. red peppers, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2 med. green peppers, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/3 c. pickling salt
3 1/2 cups cider vinegar
3 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. celery seeds
1 tsp. mustard seeds
In a 6-8 qt. pot, combine all of the veggies with the salt, and add enough water to cover. (Note: it’s best to use a stainless steel, enamel, or nonstick pot.) Cover and let stand for 2 hours. Drain mixture well in a large colander. Rinse and drain again.
In the pot, combine the remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add drained squash mixture. Boil for 5-7 min. Fill hot jars up to 1/2 in. from top with the mixture and cover with hot lids. Screw on lid rings, and hot water bath for 10 minutes.

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Kathy Koch Adcock
Kathy Koch Adcock
12 years ago

We make pickled zuchunni and everyone seems to love them.

Marion Cooney
12 years ago

Yum, delicious

Stacy Hamilton Jackson
Stacy Hamilton Jackson
12 years ago

That’s a new one to me, too.

Paula Spalding
Paula Spalding
12 years ago

I make bread & butter zucchini pickles and zucchini relish….what else can you do with something that produces so much!

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