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zesty dill pickles

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Love these spicy garlic dill pickles

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For zesty dill pickles

  • 7 c
  • 3 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    canning salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    minced garlic and sugar
  • 2
    jalapenos cut in half
  • 4 tsp
    each red pepper flakes, mustard seed, cumin seeds, and celery seeds
  • fresh dill
  • pickling cucumbers

How To Make zesty dill pickles

  • 1
    Place the water, vinegar, and canning salt together in a pan and bring to a boil. Turn heat off and let sit while getting the jars ready.
  • 2
    Slice the cucumber with a mandelin. sanitize 4 quart jars place some dill in the bottom of each jar Place one half jalapeno in each jar
  • 3
    Add 1 tbsp of garlic and sugar in each jar. Place 1 tsp. each of celery seed, red pepper flakes, mustard seed in each jar. Pack the cucumbers in each jar.
  • 4
    Ladle the brine over the cucumbers Seal the jar and shake it. Place the jars in boiling waterbath. Turn off the heat and let sit at least 15 minutes. Wait at least one month before opening

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