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Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars

"These dill spears are excellent on sandwiches, eaten plain, or chopped up for a hot dog topping."
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2 d servings 18
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2 quarts)


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  1. Divide garlic, dill, and peppercorns between 2 clean quart jars. Wash cucumbers and trim away blossom ends. Cut each into 6 to 8 spears. Pack spears vertically and snugly into jars.
  2. Stir together vinegar, water, and salt in a small nonreactive pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir and reduce heat, if necessary, until salt dissolves. Remove from heat. Pour or ladle hot brine into jars, covering cucumbers and leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Tap jars gently to remove any air bubbles. Add more brine if necessary to leave 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe rims clean with a damp paper towel.
  3. Let cool completely to room temperature, about 1 hour. Apply clean lids. Refrigerate at least 48 hours before eating for best flavor. (Flavor improves with time.) Store in refrigerator up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 18 calories; 0.1 3.3 0.6 0 789 Full nutrition

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Excellent! I had 2.5lbs of cukes to use up, and they fit just perfectly into the 2 quart jars. I've always used dill weed in my pickles, so the dill seed in this recipe was a nice change of pace...

Great recipe, and very easy to make. I made a quart of large wedges, a smaller jar of smaller wedges, and a half quart of chips. I added onion powder and a little mustard seed, and after about a...

Delicious! I only had dill weed so I used that. These lasted less than a week in my house. I'll be making more soon as the recipe was quick, easy and very tasty! Thank you for the great recipe &...

I've been picking the cucumbers from my garden and I didn't have enough to make the 2-jar serving at the time, so I stuck with one jar. I stayed with the basic recipe but didn't half it. Instead...

I made both spears and slices and they both came out excellently. A little spicy since I added crushed chili pepper , came out very well.

I added a sliced small jalapeño to each jar and it added a nice kick to the flavor!

Fabulous. Had the first taste 4 hours after putting in fridge. The next day they were even better.