People are always asking me when I'm going to make these dills again. They will last, at least a year. Deliciously crunchy. I'd say this recipe is for about a gallon-sized jar, however, I alter it to accommodate however many fresh pickles or cucumbers I have.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, vinegar, salt, and alum in a liquid measure.

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  • Layer cucumbers, garlic, and dill in a resealable plastic bag. Pour brine mixture into the bag and seal securely.

  • Immerse the bag into a heat-proof container of water with a sous vide cooker. Set temperature to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). cook for 2 1/2 hours.

  • Remove bag and set aside to cool, about 1 hour. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

To make these "sunny dills" without a sous vide cooker, fill a gallon-sized jar with cucumbers, garlic, dill, and brine. Cover tightly and store in the sun for 3 days (4 days for cloudy weather).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 0.3g; sodium 2296.5mg. Full Nutrition
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