Quick Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Make your own sweet pickled Kirby cucumbers in no time.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1/2 cups
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1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

1/4 teaspoon whole allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 clove garlic, peeled and cracked

1 small onion, thinly sliced

Kosher salt

4 Kirby cucumbers, unpeeled, sliced into 1/8-inch rounds

1 cup distilled white vinegar


  1. Bring the sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, allspice, turmeric, garlic, onion, 3 teaspoons salt and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Place the cucumbers in medium bowl. Pour the hot spice mixture over the cucumbers, then stir in the vinegar. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Serve, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.