Bread & Butter Pickles

Bread & Butter

Summertime is all about grilling, and Ball®’s Bread and Butter Pickles are the perfect condiment. With a classic crisp taste that uses Ball® Bread & Butter Pickle Mix, this recipe is simple, but impressive! These sweet and tangy sliced bread and butter pickles are full of flavor, making this one a family favorite!

Preserving Method

Water Bath Canning


Makes 2 quarts of pickles


For every 2 quarts of pickles:
3 1/2 lbs pickling cucumbers (about 14 small to medium)
2 1/2 cups vinegar (5% acidity)
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup Ball® Bread & Butter Pickle Mix

In This Recipe
Shop 32 oz. Sharing Jars

1. Cut ends off cucumbers. Cut into 1/2 inch slices

2. Vinegar, sugar, and Ball® Bread & Butter Pickle Mix in a medium saucepan. Heat to a boil.

3. Pack based on ENJOY NOW or FRESH PRESERVE steps below.
ENJOY NOW (Refrigerate up to 3 months):

4. Pour hot pickling liquid over cucumber slices in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

5. Pack cucumber slices into jars. Ladle pickling liquid over cucumbers. Place lids & bands on jars.

6. Refrigerate pickles. For best flavor, allow pickles to stand in refrigerator for 3 weeks.


FRESH PRESERVE (Store up to 1 year):
1. Prepare canner, jars, and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Pack slices into hot jars. Ladle hot pickling liquid over slices leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.

3. Process in boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude*. For best flavor, allow pickles to stand for 4-6 weeks.

*Increase processing time: 5 minutes for 1,001 to 3, 000 ft; 10 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 ft; 15 minutes for 6,001 to 8,000 ft; 20 minutes for 8,001 to 10,000 ft.

Pairs well with: Sandwich or Burger

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