TSC Out Here magazine has a recipe for bread & butter pickles made in the microwave. The only thing wrong with it is it makes just one pint. I easily doubled it and will try it again to see if I can tweak the ingredients and make garlicky dill pickles. If you can't get the magazine, here it is: (this is the 1 pint quantities) 2 cups sliced cucumbers 1 cup sliced onion 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 cup sugar (I used 3/4 cup for a double recipe) I like a spicy pickle so I added 2 cloves of garlic , crushed, and a pinch of red pepper flakes Mix together, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High for 8 minutes. Refrigerate before serving (DUH!) I mixed everything in a large bowl then ladled into freezer jars after cooking. Did the doubled recipe for 10 minutes in the microwave. I imagine you could just microwave in the jars too.