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grandma's dill pickles

Recipe by
Jean Fisher
OFallon, IL

My Grandmother & Mother made these for many years. Recipe that was passed down. Very Yummy!!

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Hr 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandma's dill pickles

  • 11 sm
    cucumbers (pickling size)
  • 1/8 tsp
    powdered alum
  • 1 sm
    garlic clove
  • 2 md
    dill heads (fresh)
  • 1 sm
    hot red pepper
  • 1 qt
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 qt
  • 1 c

How To Make grandma's dill pickles

  • 1
    Wash cucumbers. Use large bowl or crock. Put cold tap water in bowl with cucumbers. Soak overnight.
  • 2
    Use quart jars. In each jar put 1/8 teaspoon alum, garlic clove, red pepper & heads of dill. Insert cucumbers.
  • 3
    Heat vinegar, water & salt. Heat to boiling & fill jars.
  • 4
    Use canning method for sealing jars. If just doing a small batch, just store in the refrigerator. Also pepper flakes can be used instead of red peppers.