Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

{{ refrigerator bread and butter pickles }}

This is an old-fashioned recipe, very sweet.  It’s from my mom who got it from her friend  back in the 60s.  And it’s so easy to make!  Enjoy!

7 cups pickling cucumbers, gently washed and sliced
1 cup onion, sliced
1 cup green bell pepper { optional }
1/2 cup salt

1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon each turmeric and mustard seed { optional }


Mix cucumbers, onions and salt in a large glass bowl.

Let stand for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, combine sugar and vinegar in small saucepan over low heat to dissolve sugar.   Once the sugar has dissolved, add spices.  Let cool.

Rinse the cucumbers, onions and salt thoroughly, drain.  Rinse and drain again.

Then place back in bowl.  Pour vinegar mixture over drained cucumbers and onions.   Pack in mason jars and refrigerate.

Note: The pickles don’t need to marinate very long before they’re ready to eat, usually about 24 hours or so.   As to how long they keep … i’m not sure … we eat them too fast!  🙂

{{ photo taken this past summer ~ our garden girl … picking cukes }}


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2 thoughts on “Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

  1. Oh — I’ll be making these!!! YUM! and I LOVE the pic of baby girl….

  2. Sarah on said:

    I love this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    What a cute picture too 🙂

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