Dill Pickles

For nostalgic reasons, we kept this classic recipe as it ran 30 years ago. Unless you’re experiencing a bumper crop, though, you may want to cut it in half.


6 garlic cloves
1 cup fresh dill flowers
4 quarts (approx.) 3-inch cucumbers or pieces
2 quarts vinegar
1 quart water
2/3 cup salt


Place 1 garlic clove and 1 dill flower into each jar. (Any size jars will do.) Scrub cucumbers and pack into jars. (Cut cukes to fit.) Mix vinegar, water, and salt, and bring to a boil. Pour over cucumbers (leaving headspace) and seal.

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16 2-pint jars

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

30 minutes

Preparation Method


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This was my first recipe I

This was my first recipe I used to try canning. I halved the recipe, added minced garlic and pepper to the brine, and used slices and quarters. WOW! The pickle "chips" were ready within a day!It also seemed that the thicker the cut, the crispier the pickle. In 2 days we have eaten nearly 3 jars. This is a great recipe for a first time canner, simplistic and easy.