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bread and butter pickles in canning jars.

Bread and Butter Pickles

These are your classic bread and butter pickles. Flavored with mustard seed, celery seed, and turmeric these pickles stay green and crunchy with a sweet-sour flavor. You will love them.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make bread and butter pickles, how to make pickles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Brining 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 jars
Calories 62kcal


Cucumber Ingredients

  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds pickling cucumber I used 8 cucumbers
  • 1 ½ tbls. kosher salt
  • 1 small onion sliced use to your taste

Brine Ingredients


  • Wash and sterilize canning jars. Note: I have various sized jars but two 16 ounce-sized jars will work.
  • Wash and rinse the cucumbers very well in hot water.
  • On a large cutting board slice the cucumbers into ¼" slices using a chef knife or a crinkle-cut slicer.
  • Put the cucumbers in a large bowl and add the salt. Stir well to combine, then place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  • After an hour transfer the cucumbers to a colander and rinse well to remove the salt.
  • Put the cucumbers back into the bowl and add the onions.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan add the brine ingredients, both kinds of vinegar, both sugars, and the spices.
  • Cook the brining mixture over medium heat, stirring until the sugars melt, then let simmer for five minutes.
  • Pour the hot brine over the cucumbers and onions and let sit in the bowl for one hour
  • Put the pickles and onions in the sterilized jars then pour the brine into the jars then press down on the pickles to release any air pockets. If necessary pour more brine over the pickles. Leave ½" space at the top.
  • Clean around the top of the jars and the threads and seal tightly. Store in the refrigerator for up to three months.
  • These pickles are ready to eat the next day. They just need a good chilling.


These are refrigerator pickles so they are not hot-packed. See the instructions above for hot packing and refer to this USDA canning guide for more information.
This is a small batch recipe enough for two 16 ounce jars, double the recipe for a bigger batch.
One Hot Oven provides approximate nutritional information as a courtesy and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any recipe on this blog.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.3g | Protein: 0.3g | Sodium: 4mg