Bread and butter Refrigerator Pickles

This is my Great Aunt OzaMae’s Recipe. She called them Ice Box Pickles

Makes 1 gallon
7-8 lbs sliced cucumbers
2 sliced onions
4 cups apple cider vinegar
5 cups sugar
1/2 cup pickling salt
1 1/3 tablespoons each of celery seed, turmeric and mustard seed
2-4 cloves garlic is optional

Put sliced cucumbers and onions in gallon jar
Bring vinegar and sugar to a boil to dissolve sugar
Add salt and cool completly
Add spices and garlic if using
Pour liquid and spices over cucumbers and onions to cover
Cover jar and let sit on counter for 3 days
Stir 1 or 2 times each day
After 3 days, either keep in gallon jar or transfer pickles and liquid to smaller jars and refrigerate for up to 3 months

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