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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Crunchy classic dill pickle slices bring extra zing to an ordinary sandwich.



Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Inspect 3 pint-sized jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until pickles are ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  • Tie pickling spices in a square of cheesecloth, creating a spice bag.

  • Combine vinegar, water, sugar, pickling salt, and spice bag in a stainless steel saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Reduce heat and boil gently for 15 minutes, until spices have infused the liquid.

  • When the pickling liquid is almost finished, place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil.

  • Remove pint jars from the simmering water; place 1 bay leaf, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, and 1 head dill into each jar. Pack cucumber slices into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Divide pickle crisp granules between the jars.

  • Ladle hot pickling liquid into jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles; measure headspace again. If needed, add more cucumbers to meet recommended headspace. Wipe the rims, then center lids on jars; screw bands until finger-tight.

  • Use a holder to lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 15 minutes.

  • Remove stockpot lid. Remove jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 12 to 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

29 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 0.1g; sodium 1261.5mg. Full Nutrition