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How did bread and butter pickles get their name?


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July 08, 2008 8:54AM

Bread and butter pickles got their name because bread and butter together are sweet. According to, bread and butter pickles are named such because during the Depression, they were as regular a part of a diet as bread and butter. The difference between bread and butter pickles and sweet pickles is just a few ingredients. Sweet pickles use cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a vinegar-sugar brine. Bread and butter pickles are made with turmeric. mustard, and onion in a vinegar-sugar brine. I looked for a definitive answer from some kind of pickle-expert, but wasn't able to find one. It seems as though the history of the name of Bread and Butter pickles is carried on through