Microwave Bread & Butter Pickles

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1pint
  • About This Recipe

    “My mom just gave me this recipe so I haven’t tried it but she said the pickles are delicious.Microwave Bread & Butter Pickles”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupscucumbers, sliced, thin
  • 3/4 cuponion, thin sliced
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1/2 cupwhite distilled vinegar
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonmustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspooncelery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoonturmeric
  • Directions

  • Mix all in a 2 quart bowl (microwavable) and microwave on High 8 to 9 minutes, stirring twice during cooking time.
  • Cukes will be crisp, onions translucent.
  • My mom has a small microwave that is not very powerful so she had to microwave hers a little longer.
  • Reviews

  • “Hubby has made these three times. We grew our own pickling cucumbers this year and we all love these. They are so easy to make. We have made them with sugar and splenda. We liked them both ways. We also made them once with less sugar and enjoyed them like that too. Great versatile recipe.”

  • “I do NOT like cucumers or pickles, but I do like B&B pickles and I hava a bunch of cukes.So I tried this.It was so easy and tastes just like the ones from the store.Next time I will cook them a little less than 8 minutes and slice them a little thicker.I used powdered yellow mustard for the seeds.”

  • “A friend gave me this recipe attached to a jar with a circle of red/white checked fabric over the top.How cool was that?The pickles are excellent, easy, and great to give as gifts too.I use 1 tsp celery salt and eliminate the celery seeds and it’s perfect every time.I also made a red potato salad and use the onions and pickles in it.Yum!Thanks for sharing this awesome find.”

  • “I had to come back, I forgot the stars last time.This was my second attempt at pickles and they were wonderful.I reviewed it before and couldn’t find my copy so when I came back I saw I was so excited I forgot the stars.”

  • “As much as I like these, I will have to buy new refrigerator for a 5 gal bucket. Beats all other recipes. Thank you!”

  • “The cukes really cook down.I ended up using the liquid twice after the first whirl in the microwave to fill the jar.Yummy.My mother used to make these and slave over them all day long.This was so quick and easy.”

  • “Made these last summer, and just kept making batches as pickling more cukes became available from the garden.. I added each new cooled batch to a very large Ikea jar, and we have been eating them all winter. (kept refrigerated of course) This is an excellent recipe!”

  • “I had a ton of cucumbers given to me so I figured this was a quick way to get rid of them. This recipe worked really well and the kids loved them. Thanks!”

  • “I followed the time and directions exactly but my pickles were very limp.I am going to try again this weekend and if they turn out not limp I will change my star rating.Great flavor.Made for Top Favorites of 2009”

  • “It was my first time doing Bread and Butter Pickles.It’s so easy that way.There is no need to buy store-bough.I cooked them 9 minutes like said in the recipe.Next time I may try with splenda to reduce the calories.Thanks Cathi :)Made for TYM tag game”

  • “Sorry to be the lone dissenter here but I followed the recipe exactly and the pickles are very limp, not at all “crisp”.The taste is ok, though rather sweet.I plan to grind it all up and use it for relish but won’t be making these again.”

  • “Awesome!This recipe is very similar to one my mom gave me, but hers needed to sit in the fridge for days before they were ready.These taste just like them and they’re ready in no time!I decreased the celery seed a little bit, but that’s just personal preference.Thank you so much for this recipe!”

  • “Easy and delicious.Gotta love that combination.”

  • “This was my first try at making pickles, and it was so quick and easy.I only had a few cucumbers from my garden, not bushels, so this recipe was perfect for me.These are delicious, and the pickles are so nice and crisp.Thank you for posting a recipe I’ll definitely use again.”

  • “My family loves this recipe! The Cukes stay so crisp. TY cathi for a wonderful recipe”

  • “My gosh, how EASY to make bread & butter pickles! I couldn’t believe the pickles were so crisp and I just loved the flavor. This is a recipe I’ll have to make every week because 1 little pint doesn’t last long in my house! After the pickles and onions (which were fantastic too) were gone I put some raw cauliflower in the pickle juice and let marinate for a few days. Just yummy. I hated to waste that wonderful brine. Thanks Cathi, this is a great find and a keeper for sure.”

  • “Back in the late 80’s I clipped this recipe from a magazine (BHG?) and our whole family just adored it. I was really upset when the recipe got lost in a move. My husband just found the folder that the recipe was stuffed in and I ran to Zaar to check and this is it! Easy and delicious. The fastest way to make pickles ever! Thanks Cathi.”

  • “These were easy to make and turned out delicious. I used home grown cucumbers that were smaller than usual so I put a little more than two cups to make up for it. I didn’t have celery seed, so I sprinkled some celery salt instead. I was surprised how much juice they ended up with but after refrigerating and stirring everything evened out and tasted delicious. I will definitely be making these again!”

  • “These were awesome! I cut down on the sugar to about 3/4 cup and they were perfect. Also, after cooling, added a datil pepper for a little kick. OMG! Nobody but me eats these. WOW! More for me, LOL! Great recipe, thanks bunches!”

  • “Great!Never a big fan of bread and butter and my sister admitted she doesn’t like bread and butter (had to make these for DH), but funny thing, after the sister ate half a pint she was going home to make some!I doubled the batch and cooked 8 minutes and they turned out great.Sliced very thin on a mandolin with very thin onion.Only added half the amount of sugar and they were sweet enough for us.Will be making all year.Thanks!”

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