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spicy garlic dill refrigerator pickles
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Spicy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles


  • about 1 dozen pickling cucumbers about 3-4 inches long
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups white vinegar
  • 1.5 cups chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or less or more to taste


  • Wash all your cucumbers. The fresher picked the better for the best texture & flavor! Slice into spears, slices, or leave whole.
  • In a large bowl, combine the water, vinegar, chopped dill, sugar, garlic, salt, pickling spice, & red pepper flakes. Stir. Add the cucumbers & let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, until the sugar & salt dissolve.
  • Place the cucumbers in your jars. I used quart sized because we eat a ton of these at once, but you can use pint sized too. Ladle in the liquid from the bowl to cover the cucumbers. Place a sprig of fresh dill into each jar, & seal with lids. Refrigerate for 10 days before eating. Use within 6 weeks.