Easy Homemade Pickles Recipe
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Easy Homemade Pickles Recipe

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My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these pickles. The recipe comes from my grandmother.—Angela Lienhard, Blossburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:84 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 84 servings


  • 14 pickling cucumbers
  • 40 fresh dill sprigs
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon mixed pickling spices

Nutritional Facts

1 pickle equals 4 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free Food.


  1. Cut each cucumber lengthwise into six spears. In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, dill and garlic; set aside.
  2. In a Dutch oven, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir just until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cucumber mixture; cool.
  3. Transfer to jars if desired and cover tightly. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Yield: 4-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Easy Refrigerator Pickles in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p228

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"These pickles were great! They have wonderful crisp flavor. The best part was that they were so simple to make. Will definitely be making these again. Everyone loves them! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"these are so good, not too much sugar! Very refreshing!"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Simple, easy, delicious! What more do you need?!?!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I was blown away by the flavor! This is the first recipe that I haved ever tried to make pickles with and I am sticking with it. Very simple to do and I'm sure that I will be passing this recipe out to my friends and neighbors."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"These are the best dill pickles to make. They have great taste and the recipe size allows you to always have home made and fresh available. And very cost friendly. Your friends and family will think they came from the deli or refrigerated section at the grocery store."

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