Recipe: Bread and Butter Pickles

Posted August 25, 2013 by Marc Gottlieb
Sweet and sour pickles are a popular favorite deli condiment. Now you can make them at home.

Posted in : Cuisines :
  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min




  • 8 large cucumbers
  • 2 medium onion sliced into rings
  • 1 whole green pepper diced
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric


  1. Slice the cucumbers into rounds.
  2. Boil all of the ingredients except the cucumbers in one liter of water.
  3. Add cucumbers. Bring back to boil.
  4. Remove from heat. Store in jars in the refrigerator.



Nutritional Information

Servings Per Recipe: 64

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 29

  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 217mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.8g
  •     Dietary Fiber: g
  • Protein: .4g



11 thoughts on “Recipe: Bread and Butter Pickles”

  1. So the real reason I made these was because I promised a catering client Tartar sauce for their salmon, as something "kid friendly". Needless to say, they don't have sweet relish in this country.

    So now I have a jar of these pickles, and I'm still working on a hot dog recipe.

  2. Boiling the brine and then submerging the pickles helps them cure faster. If you keep boiling the brine, It'll get very concentrated.

    As for being too sweet, these are meant to be sweet, not sour. Of course you can adjust the recipe to suit your taste.

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