Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

We recently came home from a vacation to some overgrown cucumbers.  After making some of our favorite Cucumber salad, we decided to search the web for some other easy recipes that we could adapt with our oversized cucumbers.  

I have never pickled anything before, so when I saw a recipe for refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles, I did some research and realized I could adapt this cucumber recipe.

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

 

Overgrown cukes make the BEST cucumber chunks. Just scrub the cukes, cut off the stem end and tip. Cut in half length-wise, then into quarters, length-wise.
Cutaway the seeds

We made some adjustments from this recipe and truly I think we have a winner.  

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks 

 
First, instead of being able to have cute little circles, we cut the overgrown cukes into chunks after we cut them in quarters and took out any extra-large seeds.
 

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

 

5 Cups of Cucumber chunks from overgrown Cucumbers (any type will work)

  •  tablespoons kosher salt
  •  1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  •  1 cup granulated sugar
  •  1cup white vinegar
  •  ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  •  1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pickling spices

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Just scrub the cukes, cut off the stem end and tip.
    Cut in half length-wise, then into quarters, length-wise.
    Cutaway the seeds and cut into chunks.  
  2. Combine cucumbers and salt in a large, shallow bowl; cover and chill 1½ hours. Move cucumbers into a colander and rinse thoroughly under cold water. Drain well, and return cucumbers to bowl. Add onion to the bowl and toss with the cucumbers.
 
Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks
 
3. Combine the granulated sugar, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, pickling spice in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
 
Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks
 
4. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Cover the bowl and refrigerate 24 hours.
 
Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks
 
Store in an airtight glass container,   in refrigerator up to 1 month. We find using a canning funnel helps with messes. 
 

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

Before you trash those cucumbers that grew into blimps, consider making one of these easy cucumber recipes.   I have so many babies on the vine right now, I may have to try pickling the real way!!  

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks

Yield: 10 - 12 Servings
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 days
Total Time: 1 days 1 hour 50 minutes

Sweet and spicy refrigerator bread and butter pickles that do not require any canning or boiling.

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups of Cucumber chunks from overgrown Cucumbers (any type will work)
  •  1½ tablespoons kosher salt
  •  1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  •  1 cup granulated sugar
  •  1cup white vinegar
  •  ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  •  1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pickling spices

Instructions

    1. Scrub the cucumbers, cut off the stem end and tip. Cut in half length-wise, then into quarters, length-wise. Cutaway the seeds and cut into chunks.  
    2. Combine cucumbers and salt in a large, shallow glass bowl; cover and chill 1½ hours. Rinse salted cukes thoroughly under cold water. Drain well, and return cucumbers to bowl. Add onion to the bowl and toss with the cucumbers.
    3. Combine the granulated sugar, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, pickling spice in a medium nonreactive saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
    4. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over cucumbers; let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Cover the bowl and refrigerate 24 hours. Store in an airtight glass container,  in refrigerator up to 1 month. We find using a canning funnel helps with messes. 


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Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 959mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 31gProtein 1g

refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickle chunks

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