Super Easy Dill Pickles Recipe

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This recipe is so easy and if you choose to refrigerate them it’s even easier! I made a lot so I will share how to can them as well if you want to store them outside the fridge.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 pounds cucumbers
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed (each jar)
  • 3 tablespoons pickling salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 12 cups water
  • 10-12 heads fresh dill

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Directions:

Wash cucumbers and dill well. Lay the clean dill on a paper towel to absorb water. Cut cucumbers into spears or slices, however you would like to enjoy them. We actually use a citrus slicer to make the spears, it works pretty good. 😉

recipe, canning, dill pickle, super easy dill pickles, refriderated pickles, easy dill pickles recipeAfter your pickles are all cut, combine water, vinegar, pickling salt, garlic powder and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.

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Place 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seed and 2 heads of dill in each jar.

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Pack each jar full of your cucumber slices. I actually made one of my jars (top right) with some carrots, sweet peppers and pickles to have a veggie mixture. 😉

recipe, canning, dill pickle, super easy dill pickles, refriderated pickles, easy dill pickles recipeCarefully pour mixture into each jar leaving 1/2 inch space on top on jar. Screw on lids, refrigerate and leave for at least a week before digging in. 😉

*Note* If you want to can your pickles for storing outside the fridge make sure to sanitize your jars by boiling the jars and covers in hot boiling water for 10 minutes. After adding the brine (mixture) and leaving that 1/2 inch space on top, replace lids and place in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Remove promptly and set on a kitchen towel or pot holders on side board for 12-24 hours. Jars will seal as they cool.

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So there you have it. 😉 Super Easy Dill Pickles!

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  • Peachy

    I love Dill Pickles but I’ve never tried making them at home before. I used to think you need a special kind of cucumber to make it.

  • aly mashrah

    We grow cucumbers in our garden and I have never thought to make pickles out of them! So easy and cool! Will have to try this soon.

  • Sara

    I would love to make my own pickles!! This recipe sounds yummy too!

  • Jennifer Pritchard Kearney

    Thank you for sharing this. I’ve never known how to make dill pickles and this is so well laid out with great pictures. Thanks for breaking it down!

  • Jacqui – @TradesofJacqui

    My daughter loves Dill Pickles, but, I prefer bread and butter pickles lol. I’d love to try making my own sometime. Will have to give these a try!

  • Chubskulit Rose

    I have tried pickling some of my cucumbers last year and it was awesome. I will try adding dill next time, thanks for the tips.

  • Diana

    Thanks for sharing! We love pickling and are looking forward to an even bigger and harvest this coming summer!

  • Mimi Green

    This was a fun lesson on how to dill pickles. I only love sour pickles, they are my absolute favorite. They remind me of my childhood, but I’ve never tried to do them myself.

  • Gwendolyn Mulholland

    I certainly need to make these this year. I love fresh made pickles and these are so simple to make.

  • Sarah Bailey

    Wow this is super easy, I am looking around and thinking I don’t have everything on hand, but won’t be hard to go get the full list so I can try this!

  • Pam

    Homemade pickles are the best pickles. My mother in law always makes a bunch every summer but she is having health issues and hasn’t done it this year. Guess I need to make these instead!

  • lisa

    I really need to try this recipe. I haven’t made pickles in ages and my kids love them.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    For some reason, I never made dill pickles, but we do love them. I”m surprised at how easy it is to make these pickles. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Jeanette

    I have never attempted making dill pickles. It looks pretty simple and cucumbers are on sale this week so I may have to try some.

  • Michelle

    I absolutely love pickles and can eat an entire jar in one sitting if I’m not careful. Canning them would definitely be a good idea. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Alli Smith

    This takes me back to my childhood and some warm, wonderful memories. My mom always made dill pickles every summer. I’ve actually never made them, but I would love to. I like how you gave a step-by-step so I won’t screw it up. 🙂

  • Paula Schuck

    This sounds like a great recipe. I think we’ll have to include cucumbers in our garden next year just so I can make these.

  • Kathleen Kennedy-Leon

    I had no idea how to make dill pickles only buy them LOL. My hubby really likes them-so I’m going to have to try this out to suprise him. Appreicate the step by step-I’m gonna need that!

  • Shirley Wood

    Your recipe sounds interesting with the garlic. I really like how easy it is with just sitting them in the fridge and they are ready so soon! Pinning this one!

  • Bart & Eena

    Something cool and healthy to do! Might try some soon! 🙂

  • Linda Bradshaw

    Just pinned so I can try these!

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