Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grandma's Bread & Butter Pickles

So lately, it seems that all we've been talking about is food, so here's another heirloom recipe 
- my Grandma Rhodes' recipe for Bread & Butter Pickles.  

My brother brought over a bumper crop of cucumbers and Mom made the pickles using Grandma's recipe.  They are delicious! Sweet and crisp and just the right thing on a hot summers day., Crafty In Crosby

Grandma Rhodes' Bread & Butter Pickles

1 gal. cucumbers
8 small white onions
2 green peppers
½ cup salt
1 quart ice cubes
5 cups sugar
1 ½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp celery seed
2 Tbsp. mustard seed
5 cups white vinegar

Wash and slice into paper thin slices - onions, cucumbers, & pepper.  Mix salt in them & bury in ice.  Cover with weighted lid & let stand 3 hours.  Drain thoroughly.  Make syrup of sugar, turmeric, cloves, celery seed, mustard seed, & vinegar.  Pour over cucumber mix.  Place over low heat.  Heat to scalding-stirring occasionally.  Do not boil.  Seal in hot sterilized jars.

Lucky for me - I'm the only one at the house that likes Bread & Butter Pickles!!!  
Thanks Mom and Grandma!


  1. Yum! I love homemade pickles...

    1. They are so good Paula! Thanks for stopping in.

  2. I had a neighbor who would make us these pickles every year. Oh boy does this bring back memories. I would toast tuna on an English muffin topped with melted cheese and I would also put bread and butter pickles on top. I hope you consider adding this to the Our Favorite Things Link Party for this week.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Karri and thanks for the invite! I linked up! Bread & Butter pickles are a truly old fashioned treat.

    2. I saw that you stopped by and link to the Our Favorite Things Party. Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. They are really delicious!

  4. These look delicious. I would love it if you shared this on Tout It Tuesday.

    1. Thanks for the invite! We linked up!

    2. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  5. I made my first pickles the other day. On the seasoning label it divided pickle types into eat soon and can (as in waterbath). Do these need to be kept refrigerated or cannned? My son in law loves these so I really need to be sure he is eating good. He's a keeper! LOL Thanks for the recipe!

    1. These don't have to be refrigerated until you open them. They are delicious and I think I'm going to have to go dip in to a jar right now.

  6. My grandmother used to make these and they were my favorite! I haven't had them for many years. Can't wait to give this a try!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    Have a great day!


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