Reviews for Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles
OMG this was so awesome!!! Thank you so much!
Very good and easy! Crunchy and flavorful. Next time I will omit the sugar though. I cut the sugar in half and they we still a bit too sweet for me. Plus, be careful with the red pepper flakes- alittle goes a long way!
Very easy. Wonderful and slightly spicy at 1 week. They have quite a bit more kick at 2. Very easy and a fun addition to any picnic or party.
It's only been 2 days and I couldn't help it, had to try them, and they taste fantastic already!!
Very good recipe. And oh so simple!! I used canning salt and omitted the pepper. Also cut sugar in half. Have had many requests for the recipe!
Not a big fan of this recipe, I'll try others. Firstly, as others suggested I cut the sugar to about 1 oz per batch (I don't like sweet pickles either). I also didn't add as much dill, I felt it would be too much. A handful of days later I tasted one and I found it to have too strong of a vinegar taste. I added more water to the jars hoping to cut the vinegar taste. We'll see what happens.
Super easy and very tasty! I don't even use the sugar anymore, though. Halving it still seemed too sweet. I think the cucumbers I get locally tend to be a little sweet anyway.
I tried 3 recipes , and this was the best by far. Not to spicy, just a slight kick at the end. Will make these every time from now on.
Can I rate zero stars. They might taste great -- I don't know because when I opened each jar, the pickles had completed dissolved -- just mush was left.
I made a batch of these, but since we don't like sweet pickles, I just left out the sugar entirely. I also used fresh jalapeno peppers sliced up in place of the red pepper flakes (a friend gave me a bunch from her garden and I didn't know what to do with them). My husband LOVED them! I thought they were pretty good, but the pickling spice was even a bit too sweet for my taste. I prefer more of a tangy, garlicky pickle and the pickling spice has too much of a cinnamon flavor. I'm masking another batch with more garlic and no pickling spice. We'll see how that goes!
Wow. I am a HUGE pickle fan. I refuse to eat the ones in the jars at the grocery store because once you've had homemade pickles it's just not the same. These are amazing and SO easy to make. I thought i had to wait once a year for my grandma to make these. now i can make them all the time!
This makes an incredible pickle. The only thing I changed was only adding 1/4 c sugar. My son can't stop eating them and is begging me to make more. He says they start out a little sweet and then the dill/garlic taste kicks in... delicious!!!
I made these with the listed amount of sugar and I made them with less sugar. I preferred them with less sugar. I added more spice and some jalapeno slices. This is a great recipe with a few of my own tweaks.
We liked these but they were too sweet for us. I will omit the sugar entirely next time.
I made these and we just tried one of the jars. OMG, they were awesome. I am going to make another batch this weekend.
I have NEVER been a pickle fan, but these have changed my mind! This was my first attempt at pickles (needed a way to use some cukes that I got) Easy to tweak the ingredients to your personal preferences. I can't stop eating these things!
i omitted the sugar all together but i think i'll use a Tbls or so next time they didn't make it the full ten days as i'm too impatient very sour which i love i doubled the garlic will probably triple next batch and was forced to use dry dill which i'm sure isn't ideal overall i'm very satisfied with the result ty very much for sharing
These turned out crispy and very tasty. I added extra garlic and lots of dill. Because I used a small amount of red pepper flakes they were a bit spicy too. At first bite they have a sweetness and finish with a little kick. My guests loved them!
I was looking for a different type of pickle with a little heat. This recipe is exactly it!! I made 8 jars last week and we have just 2 left!!! I'll be making more this week for sure!
really good and easy, better than anything I can buy.
Doesn't anyone think this recipe calls for an unusual lot of fresh dill? I just chopped up a large pkg of dill, and I got 1/4 cup after taking a few springs out for the jars. At this rate I need 5-6 pkgs to yield 1 1/2 cups, and they are $3 each. After buying the cukes, I figure my homemade pickles will be ~$2 each--each pickle, not each jar! Even if I sub dry for fresh, that would be 3/4 cup dried--several bottles. I looked at other recipes for dill pickles, and they don't call for anywhere near this much dill. I'm going to try this recipe but with far less dill. I'm rating 4 stars because I can't send this without giving it a rating.
My kids love these and get excited when they see me making them. I also had to double the brine to have enough for 4 jars. I even sliced some for hamburger dills.
OMG! These are better than GREAT! And soooo easy. My hubby doesn't like spicy so I left out the pepper (I'll make another batch for me that has the pepper in it). I added more garlic (as I l like my pickles heavier on the garlic). Could hardly wait the 10 days but its worth it. I'm making my plans now for the taligate market to buy ALL the cukes I can find just to make MORE PICKLES!!!
This recipe was sweet and did not have a strong dill flavor. It retained a good bit of cucumber flavor. We didn't even finish these pickles.
Pretty easy to make and tasty. I would add slightly more garlic and a little more water to the mix. They were a little heavy on the vinegar for my taste. They lasted a long time as well and were better after the first time that we had them. Not bad for my first time making pickles!
like bread and butter pickles, only spicy.
Yummy easy recipe! Their great without the red pepper flakes too.
This was my first time making pickles. I only used 1/4 cup sugar and added some sliced onion to my pickles..I think I will only put an 1/8 cup of sugar it. Everyone enjoyed them and my Mother-in-law wants more. I don't put the extra dill in because it already had enough in it probably because I don't chop it up too much. It's a Keeper.
I used both cucumbers and green beans. This is a good super easy starter recipe. I used half the sugar and it was still much too sweet for my taste. I also don't like all the dill bits that I have to dig through to get to the pickles or beans. That being said, they were ready to eat 2 days ago and now almost gone. My youngest child thought the batch without pepper flakes was still too spicy but I liked it. Next time I'll try keeping the fresh dill weed whole and using even less sugar. Our garden is bursting with beans so I'm going to modify the recipe and try again.
I've made these several times. Conclusion - don't skimp on the ingredients. I've made them with less sugar, finding the original quite sweet. But after tasting them I discovered I liked the original taste better. I've also skimped on the herbs too much and that also caused the flavor to be too diluted. I'm not sure if I ever had exactly the amount of fresh dill, but do put in a good amount. I loved this recipe - these pickles are so delicious and beautiful to look at. Perfect summertime gifts. Thank you for posting it!!
i will never buy dill pickles again so easy to make and so good
I love this recipe. I've made this at least 4 or 5 times this summer. As others have said I cut the sugar way back to 1 or 2 Tablespoons. I gave this recipe to my mom and forgot to tell her to cut the sugar back and they came out to sweet.
I halved the sugar, as I didn't want sweet pickles. The flavor was okay, but I really didn't like the amount of chopped fresh dill. I almost felt like I had to rinse the pickles off before eating them or else I'd end up with too much soggy dill. If I make this again, I'll double the dill seed and just use the sprig per jar of fresh. All in all these were good, but just not quite the pickle I was looking for.
Yum! Used less sugar because I don't like sweet pickles... And didn't use the pickling spice. First batch was gone in four days. Everyone loved them! Batch number two is resting...didn't use any sugar in this one, and used half white vinegar and half cider vinegar...time will tell.
I took some of the reviewers advice and cut the sugar back to 1 Tablespoon per batch of brine. Big mistake. The pickles are so sour and vinegary that we cannot eat them. I am opening the lids now and dumping sugar into each jar in the hope that I can save them. As they are now I have to throw them out. My advice is to follow the recipe as written.
We love these. I may have gotten a little off on measurements but put the same stuff in there and same method. However much cayenne flakes I added in made them super spicy but delicious! These pickles get nice n pickled after the ten days and have a great crunch.
We like the other recipe but we went hog wild crazy for this one. The kick of the spicy was a pleasant surprise for us. We use them on lunch meat or burgers for that custom taste. Folks are always saying, "What is that great extra flaver?"
Loved this recipe!!! These were so fun to make, and were super delicious!!!! The only thing I need to change is the quantity! Next time I'll make way more!
Seriously amazing! I made two jars of these pickles earlier this week. I cut back on the sugar a bit, and also added some whole garlic cloves to the jar. After 3 days the flavor was fantastic and I ate half a jar. :) I refilled the jar with new cucumbers and i'm waiting to see how they turn out.
awesome pickles... unfortunatly I cannot just attribute this recipe... my husband started dumping in ingredients when my back was turned.... lots of dried red peppers really made the biggest difference. still not burning hot, but flavorful!
Must LOVE vinegar ... I LOVE dill pickles but I do not love an extreme vinegar taste. These have a very strong vinegar taste. My friend LOVES vinegar and she likes this recipe. Guess my point is if your a big vinegar fan I would recommend this recipe but if not I would skip it.
I have never made pickles before and these were easy and turned out wonderful! I reduced the amount of sugar as suggested by others but other than that, followed the recipe. Can't wait to make more!
This is the best dill pickle I have ever tasted. I am in the catering business and I frequently serve these at my meals. Everybody that likes dill pickles and some spice loves them. I do double the red pepper flakes. Chcas.Lyons
I love these pickles! Did cut the sugar amount in half though, and they still have an initial sweet tang at first bite. So easy and so good.
Fantastic! I used 1/2 of sugar. Taste great and so easy to make. I was able to save a lot of cucumbers from going bad. Thank you for the great recipie.
I love this recipe and so do my family and friends. It says to eat the pickles in a month but I've found they stay good for months. I always add more garlic and peppers but I like really spicy pickles.
The reviews are all true, these are awesome! And oh so easy. I didn't have pickling spice so subbed 1 bay leaf, peppercorns, and mustard powder. I also cut the sugar in half and had to use dried dill because our local market had run out of fresh. Still wonderful. I brought them to a bbq and they were gone instantly...though I will say they were a bit too spicy for the younger kids in the crowd.
I really liked these pickles. They were so easy to make and tasted great! I followed the recipe aside from the canning seasoning. I didn't want to buy any so I used stuff I had on hand, which were some crushed bay leaves, Mustard powder, Cinnamon and a bunch of Peppercorns. I used a little more red pepper flakes than the recipe asked for, and next time I'll add more. My only complaint is that there wasn't enough heat in the pickles. Next time I will probably slice some jalepeno as well as double the pepper flakes. I loved being able to just mix everything, put it in the jars and throw it in the fridge.
We love this one. Quick and easy and just as the recipe states.
They were very good except I thought just a wee bit on the sweet side. I gave some to several people and they all loved them. I will make them again, maybe this time I will cut back a little bit on the sugar. They do have just the right amount of heat.
These are awesome! I couldn’t find any dill seed when I made my first batch so I just left it out and they still turned out great!
I did not have fresh dill so added some dried and doubled the red pepper flakes and they are perfect!!
everyone in my household is in love with them
We are fixing to make these again this year - they were a huge hit with the family last summer, so we've begun a new tradition ;-)
Crisp, tasty pickles! I used small cukes and left them whole. Fam loved them. Who knew I could make pickles?
These were pretty good, pretty easy. Hubby loved them.
Excellent! I was looking for a recipe just like this. Great to have in the frig for summer picnics.
These turned out great, and I've made them several times now. I usually increase the amounts to make larger batches. (We have a large garden) I give away what we can't use at home and everyone asks for more.
I make jars and jars of these when my garden is producing lots of cukes. Everyone likes them and when a jar is opened, they disappear fast. i do use 1/2 the sugar. I have made them in spears and in large slices. We only have two jars left in the fridge now in November. They will be gone soon. I have even saved the juice and added more cukes to it, but only do this once and eat them as soon as the 10 days is up.
My son declared these the best pickle he has ever tasted! I reduced the sugar as I wanted a sour pickle. I could eat the entire jar myself, by then I would indeed have terrible garlic breath! I added a bit of zucchini as I had extra, and they stayed crunchy and delicious too. This is an easy recipe with impressive results. Thanks so much!
I made two batches with Pickling Spice, but did not have enough to do all 6 batches so I omitted it from the others. Still super yummy. To can them, sanitize jars by submerging in boiling water for 10 minutes, fill jars, boil filled jars in water for 10 minutes. Your done! Yum!
These were great! Used sliced peppers from the garden instead of pepper flakes. Will definitely keep this as one of my go-to recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Yummmy!! Love the summertime treats!
I did not have fresh dill so added some dried and doubled the red pepper flakes and they are perfect!!
Shared with friends. All loved it. I also use the recipe for pickled green beans.
Made these for my boyfriend and he loved them! I made enough for 3 Mason jars. We tried to make one "extra spicy" with more jalapeños in the jar, but it didn't really seem to make a difference in the end. Good spice with a nice mix of sweetness. We wound up using about 1/2 the number of cucumbers called for but the same amount of brine as the recipe said.
I made this recipe about 3 years ago. I bought pickling cucumbers from a farmer's market and followed the recipe exactly. I cut them into spears and my pickles ended soggy and grey. They tasted great, but the soggy texture was unappealing to eat. BUT I was not going to give up!!! I did some research and it paid off. I was given a big box of European cucumbers and wanted to try again. I read online to keep cucumbers crisp follow a few rules. 1. Put cucumbers in ice cold water for at least an hour before pickling. 2. Add black tea to the jars. 3. Cut off the cucumber ends that the flowers fell from. I quadrupled the recipe and filled 2 one gallon pickle jars. I put 2 tea bags in each jar. I cut cucumbers into slices, not spears. I couldn't wait the two weeks and in one week, I was completely blown away and proud of the perfect pickles. Good thing I made 2 gallons!
I have just made this, so all the flavors haven’t had time to combine and soak in, but already they are delicious! I love the extra little kick of spice.
This was a great recipe. Not a much sugar and more garlic and dill. Perfect on the rest. Family loved it.
These are easy to make and they are a great picnic pot luck offering.
I'd been searching for a great dill pickle recipe for a while and this is definitely one I'll be making again. Very addictive. I did make a few modifications: - I used a few slices of fresh jalapeno in each quart jar instead of red pepper flakes, and halved the sugar. This gave it a great balance of sweet and spicy. - I mixed the water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a saucepan over heat to dissolve everything (heat just long enough to dissolve, don't boil), added the rest of the ingredients directly to each quart jar, then poured the liquid over everything. - My grocery store was out of fresh dill, so I used a tsp. dried dill in each quart jar instead. I'm sure it's better with fresh, but it still tasted good this way. - After filling the jars, I sealed them up and sterilized them for pantry storage, and they still ended up nice and crunchy.
Super easy, and kinda fun to make. I also made a double batch of the brine as recommended by other reviewers. Also added some red pepper flakes to one jar since I like spicy and my family doesn't. I'm very impressed with how simple it was to make my own pickles! Will make this again and again!
Similar to another recipe I make - try adding some sliced jalapenos for a bit of flavour.
I have made these several times and have enjoyed them often. They add a little spice on a plate with a sandwich or small entrée dinner. I also have adjusted the spicy peppers I add by either using a jalapeno pepper sliced on a mandolin on a diagonal and adding a few slices to each jar along with a few thin slices of onion. I also slice my pickle cucumbers on the thicker side so I can get more in the jar and more on side my plate. Excellent recipe
used powdered garlic., onion powden,canning salt,dry dillweed red pepper flakes ,dry musturd seed. doubled recipe. Warmed liquid & seasoning on stovetop and only used 2 tbls of white sugar. 10 day countdown for results!
These are very simple and taste great! I add a tablespoon of mustard for a little extra kick.
These were OK, too many strange flavors going on for me. I like regular spicy dills.
My husband has yet to taste anything too hot, so I quadrupled the crushed red pepper flakes and seeded and quartered two jalapeno peppers for each jar and omitted the sugar. I cut the cucumbers in quarters and we waited a week to try them. They stay so nice and crunchy. I'll keep a few jars in the fridge year 'round as long as the cukes are available.
will let you know... :)
Delicious!!! Will definitely make this recipe again!!
Yes I would. Family loves them!
Very good. A little messy, but great.
I started these a week ago tomorrow (so still have a few days to go before they’re “done”). I used a pickling spice recipe I found here in All Recipes but I was short on white vinegar so I used about 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar to supplement (don’t have any regrets thus far!). I followed some advice from others, like decreasing the sugar (though I actually used splenda) and I didn’t realize my fresh dill had gone bad so I used dried dill. Oh. My. Gosh!!! With the recipe, no extra brine needed, I made two jars of spears and one jar of “chips”. I’ve been “taste testing” them (the chips mostly) every day and they get tastier and crispier ~ it’s fantastic!!! It’s fun to experience the flavor development each day and I can’t wait to taste the final flavor profile it’s like Christmas Make this recipe!!!! This was my first time trying to pickle anything. And now I’m trying to think of all kinds of veggies I can pickle us
I followed the directions exactly and they are fabulous! They were made two days ago and we are already enjoying them. Can't wait to see what they taste like after they've sat for awhile. Great recipe! Thank you
I am in the middle of making these pickles do you strain the spices out when you put it in jars or leave them in
This was my first try ever of making dill pickles and I am so excited that I can now do this. I had a bumper crop of cucumbers this summer and outside of salads I didn’t know what to do with them. I think this is an awesome recipe, the sourness of the vinegar and dill, the slight heat of the pepper flakes, but a couple changes will be made by me for the next crop of pickles. First, it’s too much sugar as is. We could really taste the sweetness. Granted, it didn’t over ride the dillness but it was still very evident. Next time I make them I will cut the sugar in half and see how that goes. I noticed several reviews said the same thing about the amount of sugar. Per my family request I will add more garlic. I also think 10 days is too long. I will go for 8 Days the next time. I felt the pickles were just a tad too wilty. Overall, this is a great recipe to start with.
I made these twice and my family and I loved them. Saving recipe for future batches.
These are the best fridge pickles I have ever made. Just spicy enough with a touch of sweet at the end. I think using fresh, good garlic is key. I followed this recipe exactly and could not be happier with the result. All of my family and friends are asking for these pickles now!
These were fantastic! Great taste and texture. The recipe worked perfectly with our lemon cucumbers cut into wedges.
Very good recipe. Cut sugar in half if you don’t want it too sweet. Double red pepper if you want spicer but no more then that. Definitely add bell pepper and onion. I couldn’t wait, I got to day 7 and it is so very good!
Although, I didn't care for these as written, I've given the recipe 5 stars, because this is an excellent SWEET PICKLE RECIPE. I just don't like sweet pickles. Not having made pickles before, I wasn't sure if the sugar was necessary. I reduced the sugar to 1 tablespoon knowing I wouldn't like them otherwise. They were still too sweet for me, but Hubby loved them. I didn't have fresh dill, so I used dried, but it was a real pain to have hundreds of tiny dill pieces sticking to the pickles as I pulled them from the jar. Fresh dill is on the list for next time. I won't chop it. There will be a next time without any sugar. Thank you, FAIRYFAHRENHOLZ, for a great recipe to get me started.
Easy and delicious! Nice crispy pickles. Didn't change a thing! Thanks for the recipe!
These were delicious!
Great recipe! I used half the amount of sugar, and pickling salt rather than standard course grained salt. My pickling spice blend already contains dill seen so I chose to not add any additional. I also like to include a few sweet onion slices alongside the pickles.
First time pickler. Because we had so much produce from the garden and the kids were excited to make pickles with some of it! We ended up making 5 jars had to make more of the brine so like some have said just make double the batch. We used less sugar as suggested. No rhyme or reason to it we just added dill dill and more dill till we felt happy with it and used kosher salt. The only things we ended up adding was each jar had a little something different. One had sliced red onion another had lots of garlic another had habanero peppers and one had bell peppers and we just went to the local grocery in the canning section and there were several choices for pickle spices so we just got a basic one. It had the pepper corns and cloves and stuff already in it no preservatives just dried spices and goodies for pickles. lET ME TELL YOU THESE ARE GOOD AND EASY TO MAKE we waited the 10 Days then could barely stop eating them. They are crunchy, good, addicting and we will most definitely make again