Easy Refrigerator Spicy Bread and Butter Pickles


A Wanna Be PioneerHello, GRIT friends. I'm sorry I've been AWOL for so long! But I'm back with a tasty and super easy recipe for you, and I hope you'll enjoy it.

I've made a batch of these with cucumbers I purchased because the ones I was growing weren't ready yet. They disappeared so quickly, I had to make another huge batch – this time with my own homegrown cucumbers. You can buy pickling cucumbers in grocery stores or farmers' markets. These pickles are in high demand at work and with our family!

jar of pickles Please note this recipe has not gone through the canning process and must be kept refrigerated.

Spicy Bread and Butter (Refrigerator) Pickles

1  1/2 to 2 pounds pickling cucumbers
1 sweet onion – I used half of one
Several garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons pickling salt, divided
Approximately 1 cup white vinegar, divided
Approximately 1/2 cup cider vinegar, divided
1  1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons pickling spice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

Wash and slice your cucumbers a uniform thickness. Slice onions to desired thickness. I used half an onion and sliced it in 1/4-inch slices and separated the half rings. Peel and slice garlic.

8/12/2014 1:45:43 PM

Cheryl, glad to see you back on the GRIT community blogging. I too have been a little missing at times. The summers especially are busy for me. So busy in fact that after two garden plantings were destroyed by extreme weather, I decided to focus on fence building and natural spring development. The garden beds are getting a make over while down this year. The potato patch looks good .... well .... the tops look good. The proof will be in the digging of the potatoes. ***** The pickle eater of the family, my grandson, moved to live with his Dad so the consumption for pickles went way down. He wasn't much for sweet pickles. His favorite and mine, when I have the craving for a pickle, is regular dill. I've made a couple feeble attempts to make dill pickles that always turned out mushy but not on a yearly basis. Perhaps some day I will get the process down. ***** Have a great pickle making day.

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