Recipe Wednesday: Canned Bread and Butter Pickles

From a 1946 cookbook on canning

This is a recipe for canned


  • 25 Large cucumbers
  • 12 onions, sliced
  • ½ cupful of salt

Place cucumbers in cold water until crisp, then wipe dry and slice. Add sliced onion and salt. Let stand 1 hour. Do not drain. Add:

  • 1 quart vinegar and a little water
  • 2 ½ cupfuls sugar
  • 2 tablespoonfuls mustard seed
  • 2 tablespoonfuls ginger root
  • 2 tablespoonfuls celery seed

Boil all together 5 minutes. While hot, fill cans and seal.

Granite Ware 0707-1 Steel/Porcelain Water-Bath Canner with Rack, 21.5-Quart, Black – 

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  • Pot Made in USA
  • 21.5-Quart Capacity
  • Holds 7 one-quart jars, 9 one-pint jars or 13 half-pint jars
  • Provides excellent heat distribution
  • Dishwasher safe

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Valerie Johnson Treat

    I never see these pickles in the South. I had lunch in Chicago and what I thought were dills turned out to be B&B’s! I love them!

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