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Bread and butter pickles recipe

Bread and Butter Pickles {sweet, tangy, and addictingly crunchy}

4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 6


  • 3 pounds pickler cucumbers thinly sliced (or you could use seedless cucumbers)
  • 1 large white onion thinly sliced (I used a Vidalia onions)
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 2 Tbs salt
  • 4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar*
  • 2 Tbs mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 cup fresh dill & flowers optional, if not using fresh dill use 1 Tbs dried dill
  • 6 wide mouth pint jars


  • Cut cucumbers and onion, put in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, cover with plastic wrap and put in the freezer for half an hour (or alternatively put in the refrigerator for an hour-or up to overnight).
  • Fifteen minutes after putting the cucumbers are in the freezer, put all the other ingredients listed into large pot and stir occasionally (over high heat) and bring to a boil. Then turn the heat off.
  • When the cucumber and onion mixture is coming out of the freezer, drain all excess liquid, then pour into the pot containing the hot liquid. Stir a few times so that all the cucumbers and onions are submerged and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Now ladle cucumbers, onions, and liquid evenly into jars (make sure your jars are clean!) Seal and store in the refrigerator.
  • The pickles will be all set after one night, but are best after a few days. Enjoy!


Makes 6 wide mouth pint jars, they're good in the refrigerator for up to 2 months
*if you like bread and butter pickles on the sweeter side, add more sugar (up to 1 cup more for a total of 2 cups sugar)
The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.    


Serving: 1g | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2348mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg