Bread & Butter Peppers

"Forget Peter Piper, try Starr Milam's recipe. Published in Country Woman and posting here for safe keeping. The crunchy mix of sliced peppers gives a kick to salads, side dishes, and sandwich toppings. Cooking time includes the 2 hours for standing time. Guessing at number of servings. Chef #1391468 I do think you could find these peppers all year round (at least in AZ) and that is why I posted them here. This recipe took the grand prize for that issue."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
4 pints




  • In a large bowl, combine the peppers, onion, and salt; top with ice cubes.
  • Let stand for 2 hours.
  • Rinse and drain well.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, mustard seed, and celery seed.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour over pepper mixture; cool.
  • Pour into sterilized pint jars, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months.

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  1. teresas
    Yummy! Love the sweet hot combination...I couldn't locate the banana peppers so used a few yellow chili peppers and some red chili peppers for added heat...and color...I'm not surprised at not being able to locate the banana peppers...the first store I went to didn't even have that should tell you something...I think there is way too much brine...but I could be wrong...planning to reuse it to see what happens...I'm going to serve this along side of some hamburger patties I'm going to be making...thanks for posting it...:)
  2. GingerlyJ
    Amazing combo!
  3. mickie49
    Made these for DH. And he has given them a 5* review, but did say that he would like them hotter--so am going to use more jalapenos plus a couple of regular hor peppers and a few shakes of of dried crushed red peppers--we'll see how hot that makes them! Will leave the white ribs in the hot peppers. I also used Splenda Blend for baking. Thanks for posting this, I'm having fun trying to regulate it to suit DH and his asbestos mouthed pals who will be at deer camp this year!
  4. jbdblbmb
    I just made these yesterday and just love them. They remind me of the pickles but so tasty with the variety of sweet and hot peppers. If you don't like the heat, just leave them out. I plan to reuse my brine and see how that will work. I am wondering if you could can them to have year round????



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