Dill Pickles

Tim Hankel


This recipe came from one of the women that Grandma Deutscher used to clean house for. Very tasty and just a reminder, that you will not make a successful pickle if your home is hooked up to a water softener.


★★★☆☆ 2 votes

approximately 5 quarts
25 Min


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    pickling cucumbers
  • ·
    dried red peppers
  • ·
    garlic cloves
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  • 1-2
    stalks of dill
  • 10 c
  • 3/4 c
    pickling salt
  • 2 c
    apple cider vinegar

How to Make Dill Pickles


  1. Wash and gently scrub the pickling cucumbers
  2. Using hot sterilized quart jars, put 1-2 heads of dill, 1-2 sliced cloves of garlic and 2-3 dried red peppers in each jar.
  3. Combine the water, salt and vinegar in pan and bring to a boil. Pour over packed cucumbers in each jar, leaving 1/2 inch head space so that jars will seal correctly.
  4. Put 1/4 teaspoon of alum in each jar prior to sealing. Process in a hot water bath for 25 minutes.
  5. **We like to add carrot and celery sticks, and sliced onion in addition to the cucumber.

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About Dill Pickles

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Hashtags: #pickles #dill

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