Grandma's Dill Pickles (Taste of Home Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

These crispy spears have a slightly salty, tart flavor with a good balance of dill, garlic and peppers. They are already great and have only sat for 2 weeks in the brine! My family is requesting I make as many as possible!


  1. In a dutch oven bring water, vinegar and salt to a boil; boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Pack cucumbers into quart jars within 1/2 inch of top.
  3. Place one dill head, two garlic cloves and two peppers in each jar.
  4. Ladle boiling liquid over cucumbers, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  5. Place lids and screw on bands fingertip tight.
  6. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
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These were very easy to make; however, I used straight eight cucumbers and quartered them lengthwise because we had so many from the garden. They do have a lot of seeds and I still have more so I am going to remove the seeds. I will post another comment when we open a jar and taste them.

ygarner August 06, 2013