Dilly Pickled Asparagus
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Process: 20 min.
- 6 pounds fresh asparagus
- 3 large garlic cloves, halved
- 6 teaspoons dill seed
- 6 teaspoons mustard seed
- 36 whole peppercorns
- 2 quarts water
- 2-1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons canning salt
- Wash, drain and trim asparagus; cut into 4-1/2-in. spears. Discard ends or save for another use. Place asparagus in a large container; cover with ice water. In each of six 1-pint jars, place half of a garlic clove, 1 teaspoon dill seed, 1 teaspoon mustard seed and six peppercorns.
- In a Dutch oven, bring the water, vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil. Drain asparagus; pack in jars to within 1/2 in. of top.
- Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 20 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
Editor's NoteThe processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 19 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Apr 27, 2015
I just made these yesterday and can't wait to try them. How long do you recomend I let the sit before trying? I'm new to canning. I know pickles are about 6 weeks not sure about these. Thank you.
Feb 17, 2012
Yum!!! They are pretty mild so if you like them with a little more kick, add more dill and possibly a little cayenne pepper. Absolutely great! Cooking time was perfect. Just the right crispness. :)
Aug 13, 2009
My family agrees. These are really good. Sometimes I add dried hot pepper but not to all the jars. I didn't get any made this year. Pat
Aug 13, 2009
I made this reipe with adding red pepper flakes to each quart jar I made (50lbs) and all recipients of my labor were so thrilled and most asked for the recipe.