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Microwave Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"Like a bread and butter pickle and really super easy. You can even play with the proportions a bit. I like to increase the vinegar, salt and spices a bit but you could make it sweeter too. Be prepared to make this one over and over if you have any pickle lovers in the house."
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1 h 15 m servings 29
Original recipe yields 32 servings (1 quart)


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  1. Stir sugar and vinegar in a large microwave-safe bowl until sugar has dissolved; mix in salt, mustard seed, celery seed, and turmeric. Stir cucumbers and onion into the pickling mixture.
  2. Microwave on high, stirring twice, until cucumber slices are tender and onion is translucent, 7 to 8 minutes. Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 29 calories; 0 7.2 0.3 0 73 Full nutrition

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These are great and oh so easy. I got a couple of English cucumbers in my first CSA grocery bag. Neither my husband nor I like cucumbers very much. I searched for something I could make using th...

This is a great recipe. The English cucumbers make nice slices that don't disintigrate so easily. Yummy for sure. I also like pickling spices so next time I am going to try adding 1 teaspoon ...

I love these pickles.. I'm on a low sodium diet for health reasons so I half the salt and they're still great.. some times I add less sugar, more vinegar and a Serrano pepper for a little diffe...

I followed the recipe as written except I cooked them on the stove top. They are easy and really delicious.

Just like grandma made, but much easier. I cooked them for 8 minutes and changed nothing. Great recipe!

These are super super good.

Made it on a whim after seeing the easy and the all the ingredients were in the pantry...didn't really know what to expect...but they turned out great. Will make more since I really...

little less sugar only and yes I would make it again.

I added two teaspoons of pickling spice and used three cucumbers. Everything else the same. Much better!