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Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe
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Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles
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Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl, mix cucumber, salt, onion, mustard seeds, white sugar, distilled white vinegar, celery seed and turmeric.
  2. Microwave on high 7 to 8 minutes, stirring twice, until cucumbers are tender and onion is translucent.
  3. Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I made these last summer in my first attempt to jar food, which actually turned out to be a wonderful experience! These pickles were absolutely awesome and really easy to make! The only thing I did different was can them. Everyone that had them thought they were wonderful and I had many requests for more jars. I only made 1 case of small jars and 3 large mason jars full, but this coming summer I am planning to be a little more ambitious and make more. I did make one variation on some of the jars which I think came out fantastic and that was that I had dehydrated red cayenne peppers and I added 1 to some of the smaller jars and 3 or 4 to the large jars. Not only did it add color to the jar, but they really tasted great, especially if you are a spice fan! I added more onion to my pickles as that was the way that I remembered them from my childhood. My Nanny made some of the best Bread and Butter pickles that I have ever tasted....these are certainly close to her recipe!:)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2008

Pickles are too sweet for our taste. Next time try... NO sugar? Changes: No mustard seeds 1/2 tsp celery seed added whole peppers (need to be microwaved longer) added sundried tomato slices (bad idea)

Mar 14, 2006

These turned out great! Following others' advice, I only used 1/2 cup of sugar (which was plenty), and I added 1 clove of fresh garlic (minced) and 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes. Microwaved for 8 minutes, and they taste fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!!

Jan 25, 2004

I never liked bread and butter pickles until I went to Lambert's restuarant. I tried their's and fell in love. I craved them day after day after that, but the restaurant is 2 hours from my town. I made this recipe and behold! I now do not have to drive any distance to enjoy them. I signed up with this website just to write this review! I mean it...TOP NOTCH!

Oct 17, 2008

OK - yum!!!!! But I do love bread and butter pickles! I followed this recipe to a T (didn't decrease the sugar at all). I'm a Southerner at heart and love the sweetness. They were quick and easy although I did try doubling and tripling which caused me to have to microwave them a bit longer. I tried making them with and without garlic and didn't notice a big difference but didn't add that much garlic. I also tried totally peeling the cukes as I felt the skins were a bit tough but they just didn't look the same. After filling the hot jars, I stuck them in a boiling water bath for about 10 minutes and they sealed immediately so I can enjoy throughout the winter. I used regular cukes (not English) and sweet Vidalia onions. IN fact, I may have added a bit more onion than called for. Next time I may add a bit of sweet red pepper for color. I gave some to my friend and she said her mom CRIED when she ate them as they reminded her of the pickles she helped her Mom make when she was a kid. That's a true testimony!

Aug 06, 2005

These pickles are absolutely delicious and easy. I only used 2/3 cup sugar for a little less sweetness. In a couple batches I added a variety of peppers from my garden. Great recipe! One more thing, it says 1 cucumber and I used about 5 pickle size cucs.

Jan 25, 2004

So easy, so quick, so good! Better make a double batch cause they don't last long. You can eat them as soon as they get cold!

Jan 25, 2004

Really great. Exactly what I wanted and took less than no time to make. I did can half the recipe in a boilng water bath and those were a bit limp when I opened them later, but the ones that were not processed were fantastic. I'll definitely be making them again.


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  • Calories
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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