Lady Ross Pickle

  • Yield : 5 Pints

This is a Canadian relish recipe from the original Three Meals a Day cookbook by Jesse Read published in 1938.  It has a great mustard bite to in and is a great compliment to ham dishes.  Some would say it could be a great dressing on a hot dog as well.  This has been a staple in our family for years.


  • 2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups of whole gerkins
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups of silverskin onions peeled
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tart apple (like a Granny Smith)
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup mustard seed
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • For Brine
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • For Paste
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric


Step 1

Combine cucumbers and onions , add brine (1 quart water to 1/2 cup of salt) allow to stand overnight. In a separate bowl, make a paste of 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 mustard powder (like Keens), 1 tablespoon turmeric and 1/2 cup of water. Set aside.

Step 2

Drain well, wash and add remaining main ingredients and brine ingredients into a stock pot. Bring to a boil point and add the paste. Maintain boiling for an additional 3 minutes.

Step 3

Ladle mixture in to sterilized canning bottles and seal.





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