Sunshine Dill Pickles

Recipe by Debber
READY IN: 96hrs 15mins
YIELD: 1 gallon




  • In a gallon glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, place a layer of dill in the bottom, then a layer of cukes; add garlic cloves if desired.
  • Keep layering dill & cukes to the neck of the jar; finish with a layer of dill.
  • Add vinegar and salt to the top of the jar; fill with cold tap water.
  • Cover and screw on tightly (add a doubled over square of wax paper or plastic wrap if you like, too).
  • Give the jar a few good shakes to distribute the salt.
  • Set in a sunny spot outside for four days; mark the calendar with the "due date."
  • Turn the jar slightly each day (for an even tan); leave out an extra day if rainy or cloudy.
  • Chill and eat.
  • IDEA: Add green or red pepper slices along with the dill for a taste explosion!
  • SUGGESTION: When scrubbing the fresh cukes, sort-as-you-go into piles of uniform size. This makes filling the jar go much quicker--looks prettier too.