Garlic Dill Pickles

Nothing goes together quite so well as dill and garlic.

Makes: 8Hands-on: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 8


  • 8 lbs. pickling cucumbers
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 12 cups water
  • 2⁄3 cup pickling salt
  • 16 whole cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 24 sprigs fresh dill weed


  • Wash cucumbers and soak in ice water for 2 hours. If you’re planning to slice these, wait until just before canning.
  • Bring the vinegar, water, and salt to a boil.
  • Pack each jar with approximately 1 pound cucumbers. Place 2 cloves garlic, 3 sprigs dill, and 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic into each of 8 quart-sized jars.
  • Fill jars with brine, leaving 1 inch headspace and making sure the cucumbers are fully covered. Cap and process jars for 15 minutes in a hot-water bath. Age for 2 months before eating.