Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe
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Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

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Easy and economical, Refrigerator Dill Pickles are tangy, zesty and crispy. No one will believe you made them yourself! —Jake Haen, Ocala, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:100 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 100 servings


  • 6 to 8 pounds pickling cucumbers
  • 40 fresh dill sprigs
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 quart white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canning salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 6 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. Cut each cucumber lengthwise into four spears. In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, dill, onions and garlic; set aside. In a Dutch oven, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir just until salt is dissolved. Pour over cucumber mixture; cool.
  2. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Yield: about 100 pickle spears.
Originally published as Refrigerator Dill Pickles in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p35

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"Best homemade pickles hands down! Will use this recipe for years to come!"

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"These are very easy to make and very delicious. I did use less sugar and salt, and added more garlic as folks suggested. I didn't eat them for over a week so the flavors blended well. I also made a quarter of the recipe, and made them again when the first batch was almost gone. Thanks!"

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"I am getting fed up with this kind of 'yield', it means nothing! How many pint-sized jars, please!!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"Everyone loved them and I am on my second batch this week"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Great and easy. My friends want the recipe. It could use less sugar and salt. The longer they sit the better they get. Crunchy too! I will make them again."

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