October 17, 2018

Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Do you enjoy Bread and Butter Pickles?  Would you like to make your own, but don't can?  No problem!  Here is a yummy recipe for Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles.  No canning required and keeps fresh in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles
This is a sweet and spicy bread and butter pickle. Store in refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.

Quantity: Makes 1 quart. Best stored in a quart mason canning jar or a quart glass jar with a snap on lid.


· 1 cup apple cider vinegar
· 1/2 cup water
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
· Thinly sliced unpeeled cucumbers
· Thinly sliced white or yellow onion
· 2 thinly sliced jalapeno peppers, or substitute equivalent diced bell pepper if you don’t want the jalapeno heat.
· 2 teaspoons pickling spice


1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pickling spice in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar and salt dissolve. Set aside to cool

2. In a glass quart jar, layer sliced cucumber, sliced onion, and sliced pepper. Onion and pepper are optional, but they add delicious flavor!

3. Cover cucumber mixture with vinegar mixture.

4. Refrigerate. Blended and ready to eat in 12 hours. Eat within 2 weeks.

Recipe Variations

Other vegetables including cauliflower pieces and sliced carrots are yummy pickled this way. I blanch the carrots and cauliflower first so they are a bit tender, similar in bite to a cucumber.

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  1. Why dont the pickles have dill in the recipe?

    1. Bread and Butter pickles typically do not include dill in the recipe. However, feel free to include dill (dried or fresh) if you want to!


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