Classic Dill Pickles (Refrigerator)

Total Time
24hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs

These are an easy-to-make pickle that are tangy. In my humble opinion, much better than store-bought. You can taste the garlic and other spices. The nice thing about this recipe is it is fast and easy to modify to your taste. Cooking time is refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the ends of the cucumbers.
  2. Quarter each cucmber lengthwise.
  3. In a large non-reactive bowl toss cucumber spears with 2 tablespoons of the kosher salt.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Rinse the cucumbers several times and pat dry.
  6. In a small saucepan, add water and vingear and one tablespoon of salt.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Add dill, garlic, peppercorns, celery seeds and mustard seeds to a clean 1-quart jar.
  9. Pack container with cucumber spears.
  10. Pour hot brine into container.
  11. Let pickles cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  12. Cover and refrigerate for one day to develop flavor.
  13. The pickles shoud keep for about a month. But mine never last that long. The pickles start out crunchy, but after time soften.
Most Helpful

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Fantastic pickles! I used 3 fresh dill fronds, 1/2 tsp peppercorns, and only about 1 Tbsp salt during step one. My cukes were a little large so I could only get four in the jar (and I had to cut all but one in sixths instead of quarters). After adding the brine to the packed jar, I had about 1/3 cup extra brine which I had to discard. Otherwise followed the recipe as written. Thanks so much for sharing!