Bread and Butter Pickles

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Bread and Butter Pickles are a favorite to have on my table but especially at Christmas time.

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I have been so spoiled the last couple of weeks as my husband has had time off of work. He will be going back to work soon and I am going to miss the heck out of him. He has been spoiling me by cleaning the house and doing laundry. I am so blessed to be married to him. I often go out to my vehicle and find he has filled my gas tank up so I don’t need to go to the gas station. He surprises me with little kindnesses all the time. I know he is a gift from God. I used to pray as a child that I would have a blessed marriage as my parents had a rocky relationship. God blessed me more than I thought possible.

I almost always have Bread and Butter pickles on my Christmas table. I was sad when I looked at the ingredients in the store. But then I thought why not try to make a batch myself. I like doing small batches of pickles, jams, jelly etc. I only made a one-quart jar and then it is finished I can always make another quart of pickles. These pickles are really yummy.


Bread and Butter Pickles

A perfect balance between sweet and tangy pickle
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Resting time1 hr
Total Time14 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 28 tablespoons


  • 3 cups small cucumbers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 2 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sugar
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 cup water


  • With a crinkle cutter or a regular knife cut small cucumbers into 1/4 inch or more slices. 
  • Slice onions into thin slices and cut the rings into thirds. 
  • Toss cucumbers in 2 teaspoons pink salt
  • Toss sliced onions in 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Place salted onions and cucumber into iced water. Cover and place into the fridge and let sit for 2 hours. Remove cucumbers and onions from the fridge. 
  • Drain cucumbers, sliced onions, and rinse them. 
  • Place the cucumbers and onions into a sterilized glass jar with a sterilized lid.
  • In a pot on the stove add the monk fruit sugar and maple sugar
  • Add apple vinegar 
  • white wine vinegar
  • Add mustard seed, turmeric, and celery seed to simmer. Let simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Add the water. 
  • Once cooled pour on top of the cucumbers and onions leaving a small amount of room at the top. Place the lid on top and place in the fridge. Store for up to three months in the fridge. 


One serving is approximately 2 tablespoons.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 28.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 235 mg 10 %
Potassium 9 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 1 %
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 0 g 0 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 1 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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