From Judith Ferti'gs Heartland Cookbook. This is perfect for somebody like me that has a few homegrown cucumbers and doesn't want the laborious process of canning. Makes a small batch of just 2 pint size jars.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1 cup water, vinegar, sugar and salt; bring to a boil. Stir until sugar and salt dissolve, about 2 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
Divide cucumber spears, garlic and peppercorns between two sterilized pint-sized canning jars. Stuff a dill seed head into the center of each jar. Pour cooled vinegar mixture over jar contents to cover. Screw lids onto jars and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before using. Keeps, refrigerated, for up to 1 year.