Microwave Bread & Buttter Pickles

Microwave Bread & Buttter Pickles Recipe

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Patti Smith


My future mother-in-law made these sweet pickles and onions the first time I met her. They tasted just like the bread & butter pickles my grandmother used to put up with her garden cucumbers, but without all the hard work and canning. They are so quick and easy, and disappear just as fast as you make them.

***Note: Hubby is diabetic, so I make these pickles for him with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup Splenda. He says he can't taste the difference.


★★★★★ 2 votes

many (Condiment)
5 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
    cucumbers, (kirby) washed and thinly sliced
  • 1
    onion, peeled and thinly sliced into rings (i use sweet vidalia onion)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar ***see note above.
  • 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Microwave Bread & Buttter Pickles


  1. Put all ingredients in a 2 quart microwave bowl. Mix well. (Tumeric may discolor plastic, if that bothers you, use a glass bowl).
  2. Microwave - uncovered, on high 7 or 8 minutes. Stir 2 times during cooking.
  3. Cooking is done when pickles start to change color. They should still be crisp.
  4. Cool in refrigerator at least an hour or two before serving. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

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About Microwave Bread & Buttter Pickles

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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