Crispy pickles

Edith Kehoe


This recipe for bread and butter pickles was given to me by a colleague after my husband swore her pickles were the best he had ever tried. I agree!


★★★★★ 1 vote

8-12 jars
30 Min
5 Hr


Add to Grocery List

  • 10 c
    pickling cucumber, skin on, sliced thinly
  • 2
    green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped finely
  • 3 large
    onions, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 c
    pickling salt
  • 4
    trays, ice cubes
  • 3 c
    white vinegar
  • 4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    celery seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard seeds

How to Make Crispy pickles


  1. Wash cucumbers well. Do NOT peel. Slice thinly to make rounds, about 1/16 inch thick. A mandolin or box slicer is an easy way to do this. Also for the onions. Most food processors slice too thin, so unless you have different blades avoid.
  2. In a large pot, combine cucumbers, peppers, garlic and onions. Use your hands to mix in salt and ice cubes. Pour into a large colander (strainer) if you have one and place in sink. (If not, leave in the pot.) let stand for 4 hours.
  3. Drain well and discard any remaining ice. There is no need to rinse the cucumbers.
  4. In a large pit or preserving kettle, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Add drained vegetables and increase heat to medium high. Bring back to a boil and immediately remove from heat.
  5. Pack mixture in sterilized jars. Ladle hot syrup into jars and leave 1/8 inch headspace. Seal immediately in water bath for 10 minutes
  6. Store in a cool dry place for at least 2 weeks before eating. Refrigerate after opening. Makes 12 cups prepared pickles and can easily be doubled or tripled, which is what I do.

Printable Recipe Card

About Crispy pickles

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #sweet, #easy, #crispy, #pickles

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Once you try these cheesy bacon baked brussels sprouts, you'll never eat them a different way again! Click here for the Cheesy Bacon Baked Brussels Sprouts recipe!

26 Delicious Ways To Prepare Asparagus Recipe

26 Delicious Ways to Prepare Asparagus

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Asparagus is a crazy healthy food that you should be eating, so here are 26 yummy asparagus recipes you should try ASAP!

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Cauliflower Recipes For People Who Don't Love Cauliflower

Kitchen Crew

Cauliflower is magical! It's a natural source of antioxidants, packed with fiber and contains choline (which is essential for learning and memory). It's delicious and versatile. Cauliflower takes on the...