- 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
- 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.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Yield: about 100 pickle spears.
Reviews forRefrigerator Dill Pickles
"This pickle per recipe tastes like a cocktail onion. It would be similar to a bread and butter pickle, but is stronger and more acidic. I agree with posts saying that you need to reduce the vinegar and sugar."
"My family love these pickles! The sweet/sour flavor is liked by all."
"These were really good using the corrected recipe from the website, not the one from the magazine. Kroger had a large (1gal) clear Mason canister for less than $12 which worked perfectly."
"These are delicious! Dilly and a little sweet- with a great crunch. I cheated and used jarred garlic and my cucumbers were small so I cut them in half."
"Best homemade pickles hands down! Will use this recipe for years to come!"
"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!"
"I am getting fed up with this kind of 'yield', it means nothing! How many pint-sized jars, please!!!!"
"Everyone loved them and I am on my second batch this week"
"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."
"these pickles need to mellow...at first i found them too strong - too much vinegar, too much salt, too much sugar. after a few days, much better. still i would lessen amt of sugar and salt, add more garlic cloves."