James Reinneck, Mascoutah, IL, wins Third Place and a Mrs. Wages Gift Basket from Illinois County Fair Queen Brittani Schisler for his bread and butter pickles.

James Reinneck’s White Ribbon Bread and Butter Pickles

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I’ve been canning 25-30 years. I have a passion for cooking. I grow all my own vegetables including my cucumbers. I’ve used Mrs. Wages before. I like the pickles, they are awesome. Everyone’s been wanting my pickles, so the word must be out! This is my first time I’ve entered the State Fair and won third place in two different competitions.

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James Reinneck, Mascoutah, IL, wins Third Place and a Mrs. Wages Gift Basket from Illinois County Fair Queen Brittani Schisler for his bread and butter pickles.

Ingredients

2 pounds pickling cucumbers (about 10; 3-4 inches)

2 cups white vinegar (5% acidity)

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 pouch Mrs. Wages® Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles Mix

Directions

1Prepare and process canning jars. Wash cucumbers and remove blossoms. Cut into thin slices. Combine Mrs. Wages® Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles Mix, vinegar, water and sugar. Bring to just boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture dissolves.

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3Pack cucumbers into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Evenly divide liquid among packed jars leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Use hot water bath processing: 20 minutes for pints and 30 minutes for quarts. Cool, label and store.

Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
For canning safety, always consider your local altitude when calculating accurate processing times. Read this USDA guide for proper food safety and canning processing guidelines or consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s Guide 1 Principles of Home Canning. Also, prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.

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