Bread and Butter Pickles


These bread and butter pickles are the best I have ever had! And I have been looking for a long time. I guarantee you'll love them! This recipe makes a lot, so get ready to crunch.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
8 quarts


  • 25 cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • 6 onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 green bell peppers, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup salt

  • 5 cups white sugar

  • 3 cups cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons mustard seed

  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric

  • 1 ½ teaspoons celery seed

  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves


  1. Mix cucumbers, onions, green bell peppers, garlic, and salt together in a large bowl. Allow to stand approximately 3 hours.

    View from above of a bowl with sliced cucumbers, onions, and salt
  2. Mix sugar, cider vinegar, mustard seed, turmeric, celery seed, and whole cloves together in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat.

    View from above of a large pot with orange liquid and seeds inside
  3. Drain any liquid from the cucumber mixture. Stir cucumbers into the boiling vinegar mixture. Remove from heat shortly before the combined mixture comes to a boil.

    View from above with orange liquid, sliced cucumbers, and onions inside
  4. Transfer into sterile screw-top jars; seal and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

    Open jar with contents of bread and butter pickles on a fork hovering above
  5. Enjoy!

    high angle looking at a single mason jar of bread and butter pickles with the lid off


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 938mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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