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Bread & Butter Pickles

My favorite pickle recipe from my grandmother's archives
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: topping
Calories: 2763kcal
Author: Tricia


  • ½ gallon cucumbers, sliced
  • ½ gallon onions, sliced (or 1 quart if you prefer less)
  • 1 quart vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, more or less
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Soak cucumbers and onions in ice water for 3 to 4 hours.  Drain well.  Bring sugar, vinegar, salt & spices to a boil.  Add cucumbers and onions and boil about 5 minutes.  Put the pickles in jars and seal while hot.  Be sure the liquid covers the firmly packed pickles and onions.


Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. When multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.


Calories: 2763kcal | Carbohydrates: 624g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4796mg | Potassium: 5567mg | Fiber: 47g | Sugar: 507g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 203mg | Calcium: 858mg | Iron: 13mg