Favorite Bread & Butter Pickles Recipe
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Favorite Bread & Butter Pickles Recipe

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I made these pickles while growing up and love them because you can eat them with just about anything. Now, both of my children love these pickles, too. I think you'll enjoy them as much as we do! —Linda Weger, Robinson, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + standing Process: 10 min./batch
MAKES:88 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + standing Process: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 88 servings


  • 20 cups sliced cucumbers (about 12 medium)
  • 3 cups sliced onions (about 4 medium)
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 3 quarts ice water
  • 1/2 cup canning salt
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 6 cups white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mustard seed
  • 3 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Place cucumbers, onions and peppers in a large bowl. In another large bowl, mix ice water and salt; pour over vegetables. Let stand 3 hours.
  2. Rinse vegetables and drain well. Pack vegetables into eleven hot 1-pint jars to within 1/2 in. of the top.
  3. In a Dutch oven, bring sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed, turmeric and cloves to a boil. Carefully ladle hot liquid over vegetable mixture, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot liquid. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  4. Place jars into canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 11 pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
Originally published as Favorite Bread & Butter Pickles in Canning & Preserving 2014 Bookazine 2014, p52

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 252495
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"Very nice, I cooked the Cubs in the brine though. Janet. VFE"

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