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Bread & Butter Peppers Recipe

Bread & Butter Peppers Recipe

If your pepper plants are as prolific as mine, this recipe will come in handy. The crunchy mix of sliced peppers gives a kick to salads, side dishes and sandwich toppings. —Starr Milam, Sheldon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 5 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups seeded sliced banana peppers (about 7 peppers)
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned or 1 medium green tomato, halved and sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup canning salt
  • 12 to 15 ice cubes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the peppers, onion and salt; top with ice. Let stand 2 hours. Rinse and drain well.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, mustard seed and celery seed. Bring to a boil; cook and stir just until sugar is dissolved. Pour over pepper mixture; cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Store an air-tight container in the refrigerator up to 3 months. Yield: 1 quart.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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adamscook User ID: 7795459 255219
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"I had so many peppers this year I wasn't sure what do do with them all. I found this recipe, and they turned out wonderfully! I also canned them in a hot water bath for fifteen minutes. I'm excited to have them all year long!"

JeanBartels User ID: 7415809 125933
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"CAN THEM! I had a lot of luck with peppers this year, first time ever! As a rule, I don't care for peppers, but with so many I needed to do something with them. I followed this recipe, doubling it due to the number of peppers I had. Then, I kept the liquid hot (low boil) and packed the peppers into hot half pint jars, added liquid, wiped rims, and processed in a hot water bath for fifteen minutes. They turned out great and tasted even better. They keep their color and so would make pretty gifts too for any tailgaters or pepper fans in your family or friends.

Great recipe!! Even better when you can can them."

[email protected] User ID: 7081742 125932
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"My family loves this with veggies. I keep in frig for hot dog topping with a kick too!"

ldowlen User ID: 2392941 211006
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"This recipe is great, I have made several times. In the fall I use red & green peppers, the color is great around the holidays. I was always a fan of bread & putter pickles, now it's peppers. Thanks for the recipe."

lafner User ID: 514679 182851
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I actually have a question. Are these the sweet banana peppers or the hot ones?"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 115294
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"This was simple and the ingredients were the perfect quantities for what I had on hand from the garden. I made mine with green pepper, I may try adding more jalapeno next time."

barbmcmurdo User ID: 309474 171381
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009

"These are so very very good. Next year I will be planting banana pepper so we can have more of these. I have only been able to find banana peppers at the local farmers market.

Barb in Idaho"

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