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bread and butter pickles

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Barbara Alden
Bolivar, MO

I don't remember where this recipe came from. But this is my all-time favorite. So easy to make, So delicious. Hope you enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Homemade pickles are delicious on a burger, a sandwich, or even just to munch on. We loved the pleasant, tart taste of these. They're crunchy, sweet, and sour. You taste a slight hint of apple cider vinegar. Easy to make, these bread and butter pickles will be a staple in your fridge. The longer they sit in their juices, the better they get.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 5 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For bread and butter pickles

  • 15
    4-inch pickling cucumbers
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    pickling salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    white mustard seed
  • 1 Tbsp
    pickling spice
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed

How To Make bread and butter pickles

Test Kitchen Tips
If you can't find pickling cucumbers, buy 8 whole cucumbers, about 7-8 inches each, and cut in half.
  • Washing the cucumbers.
    Wash cucumbers well.
  • Trimming the cucumbers.
    Trim off ends as well as any bad spots or marks.
  • Sliced cucumbers in a bowl.
    Slice paper-thin. A mandolin works well.
  • Pickling spices wrapped in cheesecloth.
    Wrap the pickling spices in a cheesecloth.
  • Bringing pickling liquid to a boil.
    Mix all pickling ingredients together. Bring to a boil
  • Adding cucumbers to the pot.
    Add cucumbers.
  • Boiling the cucumbers.
    Bring to a boil and boil exactly two minutes. Discard spice bag.
  • Straining pickling liquid and pouring into jars.
    Fill sterilized jars with cucumbers. Pour boiling pickling over cucumbers. Strain out some of the mustard seed.
  • Cucumbers in four mason jars.
    Divide equally among jars.
  • Mason jars turned upside down.
    Seal jars and turn upside down to cool. Makes 4 pints.