Bread and Butter Pickles

This bread and butter pickle recipe is excellent and very simply to make!


6 quarts thinly sliced, well-scrubbed, unpeeled cucumbers
1 quart thinly sliced small onions
1/2 cup pickling salt
3 cups pure cider vinegar
6 cups sugar
1/4 cup mustard seed
2 tablespoons whole cloves
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)


Combine sliced cucumbers and onions in a large shallow pan. Sprinkle pickling salt over all and mix in with your hands. Cover with ice and let sit for 3 hours or more. Drain. Rinse in cold water. Drain again thoroughly.

Make a brine of vinegar, sugar, and spices and bring to a boil. Add drained vegetables and bring to a boil again for 3 to 4 minutes. Pack in hot sterilized jars and seal immediately.

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Yield: 5 to 6 quarts.

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Can course Kosher salt be

Can course Kosher salt be used instead of pickling salt? Why are they different?

Pickling salt has finer

Pickling salt has finer granules and is a pure salt without additives. Kosher salt is acceptable as it's also a pure salt but it's not as fine. They're both inexpensive so we prefer pickling salt. Just avoid table salt which has additives.