Dill Pickles

by Melissa on September 7, 2008

When I saw these pop up on Melissa’s Blog, I thought they would be so much fun to make! If you even like pickles at all, you will love these. There is something about fresh, homemade pickles that is just so much better than the store bought. Not to mention how pretty they look with the fresh dill and garlic in the mason jars. I ended up with seven 1/2 pint jars of pickles and gave most of those away, but I did save a couple jars for us as well. Next summer I will definitely be making these again, I think I would like to try making Bread and Butter Pickle chips as well.

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh dill
  • cucumbers (I used 5 regular sized pickles, cut into spears)
  • Brine:
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 TBSP white vinegar
  • 3 TBSP Kosher salt

Put some of the fresh dill in the bottom of each jar. Pack 1/2 full with cucumbers. Lay more fresh dill on top and finish filling the jar with cucumbers. Put minced garlic on top (about 3/4 teaspoon), pour brine into jar until it’s full. Put the lid on, and leave them in the┬árefrigerator for 2 days before using. I found these were better the longer they sat in the refrigerator, I would recommend at least 3-4 days.

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gaga September 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Those pickles look great and not too difficult. Maybe I’ll give them a try some time!

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wifeplzak September 7, 2008 at 7:42 pm

i also recently made these and they were so good!

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katie102006 September 8, 2008 at 7:31 am

YAY! I LOVE making pickles!

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Joelen September 8, 2008 at 9:53 am

What a great thing to do… especially while they are in season! I hope to start canning next year when I (hopefully) have a garden!

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Harper Graham January 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I can pickles every summer. I also love the design of your blog. Who did it?

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Melissa January 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

The Blog Fairy, I highly recommend her!

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Michael Beyer August 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

These are my favorite bread and butter pickles. They are what grandma would have made: http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/your-classic-bread-and-butter-pickles-2/

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