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How to Make Homemade Dill Pickles

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My little garden has been flourishing this summer! I have always loved canning and preserving food but sometimes you just want a quick recipe for your garden harvest. This simple recipe for Refrigerator Dill Pickles is great for those of you who haven’t tried canning yet, or just want a quick recipe to make homemade dill pickles.

There’s nothing like homemade dill pickles. And you just might be surprised at how easy it is to make your own batch of refrigerator pickles!

If you’ve planted several cucumber plants, you may have found the plants are producing more than you can eat fresh. Making homemade dill pickles is a simple way to use up all those delicious cucumbers before they go bad!

Cucumbers are best picked before they get too big. Cucumbers with smaller seeds made the best pickles.

This recipe for homemade dill pickles is perfect for small batch pickling. Maybe you took a trip to your local farmer’s market and found some lovely cucumbers. Or maybe you stopped at farmer’s stand on the side of the road. Or maybe your local grocery store has an abundance of fresh pickling cucumbers right now.

Regardless of how you came to the decision to make homemade dill pickles, I think you’ll love this recipe!

Homemade Dill Pickles

To make homemade dill pickles you’ll need a few ingredients and supplies.

  • 2 pounds cucumbers
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 ¼ cups white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canning and pickling salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • mason jars with lids

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Please note: This recipe for homemade dill pickles is a refrigerator pickle recipe. That means, you cannot store the pickles without refrigeration. Refrigerator pickles are an easy way to preserve your cucumbers without processing them in a water bath method of canning.

Homemade Dill Pickles @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Homemade Dill Pickles | Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cucumbers, quartered lengthwise
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 ¼ cups white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canning and pickling salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water, vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and cool slightly.
  2. Drop 2 cloves of garlic and 2 sprigs of dill into each jar. Add the cucumber spears, packing tightly.
  3. Pour the vinegar mixture into the jars over the cucumbers. 
  4. Seal the jars tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 days before serving.

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  1. This recipe looks fantastic! I've been looking for new ways to make pickles. Would this recipe work for other vegetables as well? Thank you for sharing!

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