Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe
If there is one thing I love, it’s making homemade pickles! My daughter and I go through a lot of pickles, so I found that making them at home not only tasted better, but was way cheaper than buying store bought! This week we decided to try something other than the traditional dill pickles we normally make Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles! Would you like to learn how easy they are to make!?
Here is how to make my Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe:
You Will Need:
- 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
- 2 Ball Quart (32 oz.) Fresh Preserving jars with lids and bands or 4 Pint sized jars.
I am using a Ball Freshtech canning system for easy, worry-free canning.You can also simply use a fresh water bath to seal your jars (directions below)
Step 1:Combine vinegar, sugar, and Ball Bread & Butter Pickle Mix in a medium saucepan
Step 2:Heat to a boil.
Step 3: Cut ends off cucumbers. Cut into 1/2 inch slices.
Step 4:POUR hot pickling liquid over cucumber slices in a large bowl.
Step 5:Cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes
Step 6:PACK cucumber slices into jars – pack them tight as they will shrink during canning process
Step 7:Ladle pickling liquid over cucumbers. Place lids & bands on jars. Follow instructions on canning your size jar on Freshtech canning system or follow the water bath instructions below.
These pickles will last up to 1 year if properly canned in a sealed jar! Once opened REFRIGERATE pickles. For best flavor, allow pickles to stand in refrigerator for 3 weeks. I hope you enjoy!
Water Bath Canning Method
Step 1:Prepare your cucumbers following directions above.
Step 2: Ladle pickling liquid over cucumbers. Place lids & bands on jars.
Step 3: Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil. Using your jar lifters slowly set jars in the water.
Step 4: Process in boiling water canner for 15 minutes. For best flavor, allow pickles to stand for 4-6 weeks.