Secret Recipe for Dill Pickles

I’m going to write down the ‘secret recipe’ for our Dill Pickles.  Actually this recipe was given to us by our good friends and customers the Balances.  It is a ‘No Fail’ recipe and very easy, too.  With this recipe you can make one jar at a time or as many as you have cucumbers ready to pick.  Sometimes in a small garden you may only have enough to do a few jars, so this is the perfect cure.  Just fill your jar with the dill, garlic cloves, mustard seed, salt etc. and the cucumbers, add a 1/2 cup of vinegar, fill will hot water and seal.  Easy, easy.

If you like them hot (spicy) just add a teaspoon of chili pepper or if you want Dilly Beans instead, just stuff your jars with beans instead of cucumbers.  Again, I have to thank my friends for giving me this No Fail recipe.


Dill Pickles
WATER BATH: 5 minutes
MAKES: 1 quart

2 Tab. Sea Salt

½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar

2 heads Dill (or 1 Tab. dill seed)

1-2 cloves Garlic

1 tea. dried Chili pepper (optional for hot pickles, yummy!)

1 tea. Mustard seed

Place all ingredients in quart jar, pack in cucumbers.  Fill with cold water ½ inch from top of jar.  Seal and place in warm water-bath, bring slowly to boil and boil 5 minutes.


Dilly Beans: Add 8 or 9 crushed cloves garlic and 1/8 – ½ tea. Cayenne pepper.

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