Crisp Bread and Butter Pickles

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs
  • Serves: 8,Yield: 7pints
  • Ingredients

  • 4quartscucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 8mediumwhite onions( Onions should be peeled and thinly sliced.)
  • 1/2 cuppickling salt
  • 5cupssugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsturmeric
  • 1teaspooncelery seed
  • 2tablespoonsmustard seeds
  • 5cupscider vinegar
  • Directions

  • Mix the cucumbers and onions with the salt and 2 quarts of cracked ice and let them stand, covered with a weighted lid, for 3 hours.
  • Drain thoroughly and put the vegetables in a large kettle.
  • Add the sugar, spices and vinegar and bring almost to a boil, stirring often with a wooden spoon, but do not boil.
  • Pack the pickles into hot jars and seal.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe is almost like the one and I have made for at least 30 years.It was handed down to me from my grandmother…To add to this recipeI add 2 green and 2 red peppers sliced thin also…While heating, add severalcloves of garlic…I also process in a hot water bath for at least 10 min. just to be on the safe side….I have taken several “blue ribbons” with this recipe.”

  • “best and easiest reipe for bread and butter pickles i’ve ever used! crisp and tasy when opened”

  • “This is the 2nd year I’ve made this recipe. I was never fond of the bread and butter pickles I made until I found this recipe. the flavors blend perfectly, no clash of sweet with vinegar. Even the onions are killer. This year I pickled some cauliflower florets with this recipe, and zucchini chunks, and they are also excellent. Using red onion also adds some great color to the pickles. these are my husband’s all time favorites, and made me a convert, too. we’ve been through 2 pints in 4 days!”

  • “The is the recipe I have been making for the last 50 years. I do add a sliced red bell pepper to the sliced pickles to add a bit of color in each jar. I do bring the liquid to a boil before I add the sliced pickles. When hot through I place in jars and process 10 minutes in a BWB.”

  • “This recipe is exactly like my father’s Aunt Onie’s, except hers calls for 3 onions and 2 bell peppers (all thinly sliced).Aunt Onie’s also added 1/2 tsp ground cloves.Like some of the other posters, I also do the 10-minute boiling water bath.I’m making some tomorrow…can’t wait cause we’re completely out of bread & butter pickles!”

  • “This is the best bread and butter pickle recipe I’ve ever used!I made these in the summer and we’ve been eating them lately like they’re going out of style.I’ve given some to friends for Christmas gifts and EVERYBODY has been raving about them.This recipe is most definately a keeper!Thanks for posting this wonderful pickle recipe!!!”

  • “My family loved this and so did I. The taste was wonderful, the color was pretty and the recipe was easy to prepare. I did process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.”

  • “I realized I never rated this recipe, but this is the 3rd year I’ve made these pickles and they are delicious! I’m not a big fan of sweet pickles, but these have just enough tang to make them so yummy! They are great on sandwiches and just for eating! It’s easy to make a lg. amount of these pickles, just slice a huge pile of cucumbers and then make the syrup. I find that one recipe of this syrup is usually plenty, I always have some left over. This last batch made 11 pint! Also I only let them soak for 2 hrs. at the beginning and then a boiling hot water bath for 10 min. at the very end.”

  • “While I’ve been making pickles for more years than I care to mention, I have longed for a bread and butter pickle that was crisp. I’m still longing. The title of this recipe is misleading. While the pickles taste great and were easy to make, they were nowhere near crispy. I knew as soon as I drained off the liquid from the soak that they were going to be soft. Perhaps some lime early in the process would have kept them crispy? I don’t know, still looking for that nice, crisp bread & butter pickle…”

  • “I got rave reviews when I made this last year.Getting ready to make them again.Reminds me of my grandmother’s pickles, but even better.”

  • “I canned by myself for the first time this past weekend….(I used to watch Grampy and family when I was younger) – our family favorite was always the bread and butter….I tried this recipe – followed advice from Shirley Ann #2 – and Voila…I’ve got tasty pickles…super easy to make.Thank you all!”

  • “A great recipe for Bread & Butter Pickles, Easy & Tasty. I did add 1 green & 1 red pepper. Also several cloves of Garlic as suggested By Jackie. Also proessed them in the Hot water Bath for 10 minutes.”

  • “Great recipe to make with all the cucumbers growing in the garden”

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