Banana Pickles

Preparation info

  • Yield: approx.

    6 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Amish Canning & Preserving

Amish Canning & Preserving

By Laura Anne Lapp

Published 2019

  • About

Banana pickles are traditional Amish pickles that are often served for lunch following church services. They are cut from large cucumbers and sliced into spears.


  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 cups


  1. Mix vinegar, water, sugar, salt, celery seed, turmeric, and mustard seed in a large stockpot.
  2. Heat on medium until sugar and seasonings are dissolved and mixture is just beginning to boil.
  3. As the brine is heating, prepare the cucumbers.
  4. Fill clean, prepared jars with cucumbers, making sure they are full, but not packed in too tightly. (I fil