Total Time
168hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 168 hrs

I started making my own pickles when I discovered how easy it was to do so. Now I can make them as hot or as mild as I like.


  1. Sterilize a 1 liter jar.
  2. Place the washed cucumbers in the jar.
  3. Add the garlic, bay leaf, sugar, salt and vinegar.
  4. Fill the jar to the brim with boiling water.
  5. Add the dill to the top of the liquid.
  6. Seal.
  7. Stand exposed to the light for 7 days.
  8. Refrigerate after opening.
Most Helpful

OOHHHHH! Nice and crunchy, and I love that I could add more garlic for a really zesty pickle. These turned out just the way I like 'em. Thanks, Mirj, for making my first try at pickles a success.

yogi March 22, 2003

These pickles were great I added some peppercorns to the bottle and instead of 4 cloves of garlic I added 6. I also changed the sugar to a teaspoon instead of tablespoon and They taste just like clausens. Thanks for the recipe

Brian B. August 30, 2006

I love that you use actual spices. Ive seen toooo many pickle recipes that just have salt and white vinegar. Thanks for the recipe and keep curing! :)

dl23ink May 29, 2013

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