Refrigerator Dill Pickles…Dilly Good!

By Holly Giles | Recipes


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  Waiting for the bread and butter pickles to set up for 4 months last year was a long wait.  I came across a recipe for overnight dill pickles, so we gave it a try.  This is more instant gratification!
On our farmer’s market trip we bought 2 pounds of pickling cucumbers and two dill plants for the recipe of refrigerator dill pickles.

Refrigerated Dill Pickles
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Recipe found at The Giles Frontier by Holly M. Giles. Enjoy making your own refrigerator pickles. It is fun to be able to make jarred food for your family.
Refrigerated Dill Pickles
Print Recipe
Recipe found at The Giles Frontier by Holly M. Giles. Enjoy making your own refrigerator pickles. It is fun to be able to make jarred food for your family.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of pickling cucumbers
  • 11/2 cups of white vinegar
  • 11/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp dill seeds
  • 2 tsp coarse salt such as Kosher
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 8 sprigs of fresh dill
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar, salt, water sugar, dill seeds, and peppercorns in a saucepan and bring to boil. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve.
  2. Remove from heat and add garlic and dill and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the brine, but reserve the mixture.
  4. Cut the cucumbers in 4ths longways and fill about 3-pint size jars. (we ended up making a 2nd brine for all our jars)
  5. Cover the cucumbers with the brine, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  6. Then, distribute the seasonings evenly in the jars.
  7. Put on the caps, give it a shake, then refrigerate.
  8. They will stay good for about a month.
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 The results:

  We tried them 24 hours later and they were pickley, but not really.  So, we tried them again after 3 days.  They were better than before but could be more dilly. At two weeks, they were perfect dill pickles!

This recipe was dilly easy and I recommend giving it a try! No canning is involved, and the kids loved making their own dill pickles! Let us know if you do!
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