Easy Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe for Canning

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I love cucumbers. I can peel them and eat them all day. 

Easy Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe for Canning

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easy recipe for canning bread and butter pickles
easy recipe for canning bread and butter pickles

We as a family love pickles. They are a great summer side to any sandwich. I’ve searched for an Easy Bread and Butter Pickle Recipe for Canning and so far I think I have found my favorite. Bread and Butter pickles are my girl’s favorite. (I’m a lover of Dill Pickles myself.. but no one else is here..)

I like to do a little canning each year when the garden is producing more than we eat.

I love the look of canned vegetables sitting on the counter. 

It’s also is a great way for us to save a little money at the grocery store.

I have been using this simple recipe and I love it.


I like these labels for my jars -> 42 Vintage Chalkboard Label Stickers

To prepare you will need:

  • Water bath canner (Canning Kit, 9-Piece this has all you will need)
  • Canning Jars (Wide Mouth Ball Jars these have lids and rings)
  • Canning Lids & Rings
  • Jar Lifter
  • Canning Funnel
  • Large Pots
  • Bowls
  • Large Spoons
  • Sharp Knives
  • Towels
  • Ladle


  • 3 lbs Onions
  • 6 lbs Pickling cucumbers

Baking & Spices

  • 1/2 cup Canning or pickling salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Celery seed
  • 2 tbsp Mustard seed
  • 1 tbsp Pickling spice
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • Pickle Crisp (If you like crispy pickles. I recommend.)

Oils & Vinegars

  • 4 cups White vinegar

That was the hard part for me getting everything I needed together.


  1. Wash cucumbers. Slice both cucumbers and onions. I like mine thicker sliced than most people.
  2. Combine cucumber, onion, and salt to a large bowl. Mix with hand a small bit. Cover with Ice cubes and let sit for 1 – 2 hours. (While I’m waiting I get my jars ready by running them in dishwasher)
  3. Place vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, pickling spice, turmeric, and celery seed in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Drain and rinse cucumber and onion. Add to vinegar mixture and return to a boil.
  5. Pack into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. (this is why I run in dishwasher so they are hot and I don’t have to boil them)
  6. Remove air bubbles with a small tool. Make sure to read instructions on the pickle crisp because you would now add it to each jar.
  7. Wipe rims clean and place on lids.
  8. Process pints for about 15min in water bath.

My pickles sealed really soon after I took them out of the canner.

I have never had an issue with any of my jars not sealing, but if it happens just put them in the fridge.







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  1. This seems like a great recipe! My only worry is messing it up! It would be nice to have a bunch of pictures for the entire process, but I think I should be able to make it work. Thank you for your recipe and I hope to make some yummy bread and butter pickles by myself instead of purchasing from the grocery store!


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