Dill Pickles

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This recipe for Kosher style dills was given to me 25 years ago by a farmers wife who grew cucumbers and it has never let me down. The two things I have found critical to crisp dill pickles are soaking the cukes in ice water for at least 2 hours and ensuring the brine is at a full boil when poured over the dills.

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Prep Time:
2 hrs
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
8 to 1 - quart jars

Ingredients

  • 8 pounds 3 to 4 inch long pickling cucumbers

  • 4 cups white vinegar

  • 12 cups water

  • cup pickling salt

  • 16 cloves garlic, peeled and halved

  • 8 sprigs fresh dill weed

  • 8 heads fresh dill weed

Directions

  1. Wash cucumbers, and place in the sink (I use the bathtub!) with cold water and lots of ice cubes. Soak in ice water for at least 2 hours but no more than 8 hours. Refresh ice as required. Sterilize 8 (1 quart) canning jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.

  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the vinegar, water, and pickling salt. Bring the brine to a rapid boil.

  3. In each jar, place 2 half-cloves of garlic, one head of dill, then enough cucumbers to fill the jar (about 1 pound). Then add 2 more garlic halves, and 1 sprig of dill. Fill jars with hot brine. Seal jars, making sure you have cleaned the jar's rims of any residue.

  4. Process sealed jars in a boiling water bath. Process quart jars for 15 minutes.

  5. Store pickles for a minimum of 8 weeks before eating. Refrigerate after opening. Pickles will keep for up to 2 years if stored in a cool dry place.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

10 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1155mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 92mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.