My Wonderful Bread and Butter Pickles!!!

"I thought I lost my recipe and almost had a heart attack!! So here it is. I've been making this for years and every single one who tries the pickles absolutely love them. I hope you do too!"
photo by Smilyn photo by Smilyn
photo by Smilyn
photo by Elly in Canada photo by Elly in Canada
photo by Elly in Canada photo by Elly in Canada
Ready In:
4hrs 15mins
7 pints




  • Wash cucumbers thoroughly using a vegetable brush and drain on a rack.
  • Slice unpeeled cucumbers into 1/8-1/4" thick slices. I use a food processor for this step.
  • Add onions and garlic.
  • Add salt and mix thoroughly.
  • Cover with ice cubes, allow to sit for 3 hours.
  • Drain thoroughly, remove garlic.
  • Combine sugar, spices and vinegar.
  • Heat just to a boil.
  • Add cucumbers and onions and heat 5 minutes.
  • Pack loosely into clean, pint jars. Adjust lids.
  • Process in a boiling waterbath for 5 minutes.
  • Start to count processing time as soon as the water returns to boiling.
  • Times are approximate.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Keith K.
    Well, I got a new Pressure Canner and Pressure canned my Pickles.... Turned out SOOOO Mushy.... I then saw the instructions to WATER BATH for 5 minutes. I feel Sure that there in Lies the issue. Please Respond ... Your response is Greatly appreciated..


  1. shellycroberts
    Best bread and butter pickle recipe I've found. The pickles are crisp and flavorful. This will definitely be my standing recipe.
  2. ChefDebs
    perfect recipe, the pickles are really crisp and tasty.
  3. Beansy
    Thanks for a great recipe!! wil make often.
  4. Elly in Canada
    Very tasty B and B pickles! These are so easy to prepare and so very yummy!
  5. MarthaRN
    We are just finishing up making a third batch of pickles using your wonderful recipe. These pickles are sooo good! We have already shared them with friends and family and everyone loves them. We planted straight eights this year and our yield has been great. Thanks for sharing a wonderful B&B pickle recipe. We will never use another!



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