Monday, September 13, 2010

Gallon Jar Refrigerator Bread & Butter Pickles

This is a simple bread & butter style pickle that requires no canning!  These pickles will stay good for up to a year if they stick around that long.

Pickling cucumbers, sliced
2 sweet onions, sliced
6 cups sugar
4 cups vinegar
1/2 cup canning and pickling salt
1 tbs tumeric
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tbs celery seed

Pack the sliced pickles and onions tightly into a gallon jar with a tight fitting lid.
Combine the sugar, salt, and vinegar in a pot and heat to dissolve.
Add the spices to the jar.
Pour the liquid into the jar.
Cover and refrigerate.


  1. I just bought pickling cucumbers off my dollar rack over the weekend. I put them in my downstairs fridge, but somehow the thermostat went too low and the froze - so sad!

    Yours sound delicious - love that you don't have to can them!

  2. I'm going to try these Stephanie. My dad loves sweet pickles. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Just tried my first refrigerator pickling this week. Wax beans and peppers. Can't wait to see how they turned out. I guess I could be really brave and try real pickles too. How long do you wait for these? My recipe says 3 weeks. Seems like forever.

  4. Honestly they start to be tasty after even 24 hours... However, they are better if you wait a least a week!

  5. How long do these stay safe in the fridge Stephanie?

  6. S Lofgren - So long as they don't have mold or smell and taste off they should be fine. Honestly we eat them up pretty quickly tho!! For best results eat within 6 months!

  7. How many pickling cucumbers do u use?

    1. Enough to fill the gallon jar... I didn't weigh mine when I did them a few years ago as I had 2 or 3 bushel I was working with doing a few different things. Sorry!

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