Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bread and Butter Pickles

Updated August 2019

Bread and Butter Pickles are a sweet and tangy delicious pickle. They are versatile and can be topped on burgers, diced and added to potato salad, tuna salad and so much more.

This is a very easy and quick bread and butter pickle recipe! Just follow these step-by-step directions.

Gather your ingredients together

Blend ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil

Slice cucumbers very thinly, or leave a bit chunkier if desired

Add sliced onion

Toss cucumbers and onions together Sprinkle with 1/3 cup canning salt and add 2 quarts cold water to cover. Let sit 2 hours; drain but do not rinse.


8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, 1/4"thick
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1/3 cup canning salt
3 cups sugar
3 cups white vinegar
2 tsp. mustard seed
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. turmeric

In a large stock pot, add sliced cucumbers and onion. Sprinkle 1/3 cup canning salt over all, cover with cold water and let sit 2 hours. Drain, but do not rinse and set aside.

In a large saucepan, add sugar, vinegar and spices. Bring to a boil over medium high to high heat, stirring often. Remove pan from heat and pour mixture over drained cucumbers. Let sit 30 minutes, stirring once in awhile to thoroughly blend.

Using a slotted spoon, fill prepared jars (wide mouth pint jars work best), pushing vegetables down in jars. Ladle hot liquid over vegetables leaving 1/4-inch head-space. Use a plastic knife and move up and down around sides of jars to remove air bubbles; top with more liquid if necessary keeping 1/4-inch head-space.

Cover jars with lids and rings and process in boiling water bath or steam canner 10 minutes. Remove jars from water bath and let sit on a kitchen towel on your counter-top 24 hours undisturbed. Jars are sealed when button in middle of lid is depressed and can't be moved.

Remove jars from boiling water bath or steam canner and cool on towel placed on counter top for 24 hours. Store in cabinet. Delicious.

Yield:  Approx. 4 pints depending on size of pickling cucumbers


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