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Dill Pickles
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Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles

Makes 12 pint jars - Whether in a Cuban sandwich, in tuna salad, a bloody mary or just out of the jar standing in front of the fridge late at night - dill pickles are one of my favorite things.


  • 12 pint canning jars with lids, sterilized according to package directions
  • 20 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup pickling salt
  • Pickling Cukes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup pickling spice
  • Approximately 1.5 cups fresh dill - still on the stalk
  • 12 dried red chilies
  • 24 cloves garlic


  1. Make the brine by bringing water & vinegar to a boil - once it does add salt
  2. When the salt is fully dissolved - turn off the heat and let cool till it’s manageable
  3. In the bottom of each jar put1 tablespoon pickling spice, about 1 tablespoon dill, 1 red chili and 2 garlic cloves
  4. Fill jars with pickles florets - pack it tightly
  5. Add another tablespoon of dill on top of the the pickles, then fill jar to the very top with brine
  6. Put on lid and seal tight
  7. Store in a dark, cool place about 2 weeks – I like to give them a shake every day to mix up the spices etc, and also tun them upside down for a couple days in the middle. The longer they stay out of the fridge, the more dill flavor they will take on. So after about a week and a half, try one – if it’s how you like it you’re good and can refrigerate them all to slow the process. If not, give it a few more days
  8. Refrigerate any jars once opened.