Dilly Pickles

"This is another canning recipe from my sisiter's mother-in-law, known as the Martha Stewart of the Okanagan!"
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Ready In:
6 pints




  • Scrub cucumbers, rinse well & cut in half.
  • Combine pickling salt & vinegar in a heavy pot & bring to a boil.
  • Pack cucumbers in hot sterilized mason jars.
  • Add 2 garlic cloves, a head of dill to each & cover with boiling liquid.
  • I use a chopstick to remove any air bubbles before sealing the jars.
  • Place jars into a canning kettle & cover with hot (not boiling) water.
  • Bring to a boil & boil for 10 minutes (no longer).
  • Remove jars from water& turn upside down& allow to cool.
  • Store in a cool, dark place.
  • It's best to wait a month before opening!

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  1. bputgego
    Sorry, but these were undoubtedly the sourest things I've ever tasted. Even the grandkids couldn't take em.
  2. lilith79
    I found the amounts of vinegar and salt to be quite low. I needed 6 cups vinegar and 12 T salt to make 6 pints.
  3. mazee
    " I put alot of garlic in them and they are wonderful. The only thing is I'm going to use just a little less Salt next time. But. I just opened one of the jars yesterday and I can't stay out of them. Starting another batch!
  4. Terry Mayberry
    Fantastic pickles!!!! Everyone loved them. I've made 3 batches since I got the recipe 2 weeks ago. They taste great on sandwiches, on the side or just out of the jar.


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