Easy Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles

Super easy, Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles are both sweet and tangy. Made with minimal ingredients, they’re the perfect summertime treat. Fantastic on burgers, with sandwiches or just as a snack.

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Let’s throw it back a couple years….um, decades? Shall we?  I grew up in a REALLY old house….like really old, when we moved in we found a set of skeleton keys that actually worked on a lot of the doors. We had a big iron grate in the entry hallway floor that air would blast through when the heater kicked on and I’d spend, what seemed like hours, floating balloons over the hot air until it would shut off. There was a grape arbor behind the house that actually produced grapes…it also attracted Japanese beetles by the truckload and that’s probably why it vanished a few years later. And we had a super creepy basement (although my parents tried their best to convince me that it was NOT creepy)…..but a creepy basement is almost a pre-requisite in an old house, am I right?

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The stairs leading to the basement (which I would absolutely NEVER go down) were lined with shelves filled with jars of homemade canned goods. Things like grape jelly (from that arbor I mentioned), beets, strawberry jelly, tomato sauce.…and….Bread and Butter Pickles.  I remember the pickles were my favorite thing and if there was anything that could get me to open the basement door…it was the Bread and Butter Pickles.

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I have a vague recollection of how they were made but over the years I’ve developed my own version and came up with this easy Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles. So simple even my basement hating child-self could make them with minimal assistance. A simple brine…well, I’m not sure it’s technically a brine since I didn’t add any salt but let’s just call it that for simplicity sake. So….a simple brine is made by boiling a bit of apple cider vinegar, water, brown sugar and pickling spice, it takes minutes. While the brine cools….you slice.

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To make my Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles pretty I used the OXO Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0. It’s pretty amazing because it create up to 21 different cuts with thickness settings in 0.5-mm intervals, straight and wavy blades, and built-in julienne and French fry blades. The indicator window shows each setting from above, so you can prep like a chef without needing professional knife skills….. or a knife at all. I set my slicer blade to a wavy setting and finished all my cucumbers in less than 2 minutes.

After I placed my soon to be pickle slices in the jars, I poured the (still hot) “brine” into the jars and then….lidded up! Stash them in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight and you have the most amazing homemade Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles! They’re great on sandwiches, for topping burgers or just to pop in your mouth.

Super quick and easy to make Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles are a summertime staple. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Your Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles will be the hit of any party and make a great hostess gift, too. Serve them to your friends at barbecues alongside your favorite burger or add them to a light lunch of chicken salad with your girlfriends. Simply fantastic!

Super quick and easy to make Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles are a summertime staple. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Super quick and easy to make Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles are a summertime staple. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Easy Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 ounces
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: Kellie

Ready in an hour, these super easy Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles are sweet and tart.

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Ingredients

  • 6 small English cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice

Instructions

  1. Using a mandolin, slice the cucumbers into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place the cucumbers in canning jars and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the vinegar, water, brown sugar and pickling spice. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the liquid into the jars filling approximately 3/4 full. Place the lid on the jars and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. 
  4. Serve as desired.

Recipe Notes

Pickles will last approximately 2 months in the refrigerator if you don't eat all of them first.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

2 comments on “Easy Quick Bread and Butter Refrigerator Pickles”

  1. These are picture perfect bread and butter pickles! Do you do anything special to help the pickles keep their crunch after fermenting? I’ve heard on occasion its possible for pickles to lose their crunch and certain additives can be included to keep them crunchy. Thanks for this recipe!

    • Thank you! I didn’t add anything to keep the crunch and they do lose a little crunch after awhile. I don’t like to add anything preservative wise to my recipes unless necessary. And in this case, the pickles never last long enough that we have to worry about that. 🙂

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