Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
16 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup drained pickles)

This easy pickle recipe yields lots of cucumber pickles to keep on hand for picnics or snacks. Try bread-and-butter pickles on sandwiches or burgers, as a complement to field peas, or as a snack with whole-grain mustard, cheddar cheese, and crackers. Thin-skinned pickling cucumbers are essential.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine cucumbers and salt in a large bowl; cover and chill 1 1/2 hours. Drain; rinse cucumbers under cold water. Drain; return cucumbers to bowl. Add onion to bowl.

Step 2

Combine sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour hot vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Ratings & Reviews

AGHoneywell's Review

April 28, 2012
Awesome! Also, can replace sugars with Splenda for glycemic friendly recipe.

MeghanRyan's Review

August 06, 2012
best pickles! always a party hit!

karaab's Review

August 23, 2009
My father adores bread and butter pickles so for a little gift I made him a batch of these. Rave reviews all around and so easy!

KathyTX's Review

August 16, 2009
We might cut back on the sugar next time - a tad bit sweet for our tastes. We will omit the tumeric as well, not sure why it's needed?! Other than that - it was great!!! Definite "keeper"!!!

tara31's Review

August 01, 2009
This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to use cucumbers from the garden. I just slice them in the food processor and make the vinegar mixture while they chill. Delicious!

SandieMcG's Review

July 30, 2009
I don't usually like bread and butter pickels, but my husband loves them, so when our neighbor gave us a dozen cucumbers I decided to try it. They are delicious! We really like them with BBQ pork!

caseythecook's Review

December 20, 2008
Amazing! I've shared them with many people and they have been gobbled down within minutes. I'm planning on making them for gifts for my family who love sweet pickles.