• Bread and Butter Pickles

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    Bread and Butter Pickles
    Prep: 45 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 9
    by Veronica Gantley
    461 recipes
    Well, it is that time of year. What to do with all those leftover cucumbers from your garden. Why you make bread and butter pickles of course. These I try to give as Christmas presents in a basket. I make about 40 jars in the summer. I end up with half that by the time Christmas comes around. They seem to disappear from my pantry. I like to put them in baskets with the jams and jellies I make throughout the year. I always try to use pickling cucumbers. Last year, I made some with the cucumber I purchased from the grocery store. What a disaster! They turned mushy when I processed them. There is nothing more disappointing than opening a can of homemade pickles expecting them to be crisp and they are mushy. They are surprisingly easy to make, and well worth it when you taste them months from now.


    • 7 lb pickling cucumbers
    • 5 cups White Vinegar
    • 5 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 pkg Bread & Butter Pickle Mix
    • 4 (32 oz) quart or 8 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands


    1. Directions:
    2. 1.) PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
    3. 2.) CUT cucumbers into 1/2-inch thick slices, discarding ends.I use my mandolin. Combine vinegar, sugar and contents of package in a medium saucepan. Heat to a boil.
    4. 3.) PACK cucumber slices into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Ladle hot pickling liquid over cucumbers leaving 1/2 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.

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    • myra byanka
      myra byanka
      Easy and delicious.


      • Peter Martin
        Peter Martin
        Bread & Butter Pickles are one of my favorites!
        • Veronica Gantley
          Veronica Gantley
          They are my favorite also.
        • Veronica Gantley
          Veronica Gantley
          Thank you for the kind words Myra.

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