Refrigerator Dill Pickles

I found this recipe on the internet 3 years ago and make it every year. I also make it for friends.


2-cups vinegar
1/3-cup sugar
1/3-cup canning salt
1/2-cup (packed) fresh dill or
2 Tbl. dill seeds
3-white onions, peeled and chopped
3-cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
3 1/2 to 4 pounds small Kirby cucumbers, well scrubbed (to fill 1-gallon jar)
or cut the pickles into thick slices, doesn't matter the size of the pickle.
1-tsp mustard seed


Sterilize a 1-gallon glass jar and lid by immersing in boiling water for 10 minutes

Remove from water, and set aside

In a large enameled, glass or other non-reactive saucepan, combine 6 cups water, vinegar, sugar and salt

Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, and then simmer mixture while proceeding with recipe

Place a third of the dill in bottom of jar. Top with a third of the onion and garlic

Starting with smallest cucumbers, pack 1 layer horizontally over garlic

Place another layer crosswise over first

Add another third of the dill, followed by another third each of onion and garlic

Top with remaining dill, onion and garlic

Place jar in large plastic basin, and carefully pour in hot vinegar mixture into jar to fill it completely

Using long wooden skewer, gently nudge the pickles deep in the jar to dislodge any air bubbles

Add more brine, if necessary, and allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes and and top with mustard seed

If using metal lid, to prevent corrosion place large piece of wax paper over top of jar before fastening lid Allow mixture to cool to room temperature

Remove jar from basin, and wipe clean with damp sponge

Refrigerate jar for at least one week before eating

The pickles may be refrigerated for up to a year.

Notes: These pickles turn out very crunchy A 1-gallon jar doesn’t have to be used. They can be put in regular canning jars with dill, garlic, and onion added to each jar.

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Has anyone ever made Freezer

Has anyone ever made Freezer Pickles? I was at a Salon about 15 years ago and a lady brought in the best darn pickles I have ever had. She said you make them in the Freezer! They were in a freezer bag not a jar. I would love to have this recipe.

Ive always wanted an herb

Ive always wanted an herb garden and i finally planted me a smalll one. I have basil, sage,dill, oregeno,thyme, and celery I like tomatos with fresh basil, butI would like to have more recipes or other ways to store my herbs. I want chivescand parsley but dont know if it is too late.

These sound just like the

These sound just like the ones my dear departed Mother used to make. I am going to make them and see if they taste the same because I lost her original recipe.

When I made these for my

When I made these for my church potluck, I used more garlic than called for in the recipe, which was popular, and I added some cloves, which was less popular. Live and learn, I guess!

This sounds great. I'm going

This sounds great. I'm going to try them today.