Bread and Butter Pickles

In between the sourness of dill pickles and the excessively sweet pickles that go by that name, “bread and butter pickles’ are a refreshing middle ground.  They are also very easy to make and often have the added flavor of onions and/or green peppers added to the cucumbers, a bonus for those of us who especiallly enjoy these latter two flavors.

Cucumbers and onions ready for dressing

Bread and Butter Pickles

Keyword: cucumbers, pickles


  • 3 cups (approximately) 1 medium to large cucumber, cut in slices
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pickling spice
  • 2 tablespoons water (approximately)


  • Slice the cucumbers into a wide-mouth quart jar.
  • Heat all but cucumbers until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to boil. Immediately pour over the cucumbers, cover tightly, and shake to distribute the liquid throughout the cucumbers.
  • Allow to sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a few hours, shaking occasionally as the cucumbers “wilt” and settle into the liquid.

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