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refrigerator pickles dill

Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickles

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 quarts 1x


Easy homemade refrigerator pickles in just 30 minutes! These are the most delicious, crunchy side-snack (official term) for all your summer potlucks.


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 8 cloves peeled garlic
  • fresh dill sprigs
  • 1/4 cup pickling spice blend
  • 6-8 kirby or pickling cucumbers, cut into wedges, halves, or slices


  1. In a pot, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil and stir. When the salt and sugar have dissolved, add the garlic cloves and boil for 2 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange the cut cucumbers into jars with tight-fitting lids. Stuff the edges of each jar with several sprigs of dill (as many as you can fit!), and 1-2 teaspoons of pickling spice. Pour the hot pickling liquid over the pickles to fill the jars.
  3. Let the pickles cool slightly, then put the lids on the jars and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or more before serving.
  4. Pickles will be good in the fridge for up to 1 month, or you can can/process the jars to store them indefinitely in your pantry.


Type of Pickles: This recipe works for any kind of pickle you like! I usually do some spears and some slices for burgers and sandwiches.

Jars: This recipe makes about enough for 2 quart-sized glass jars. Feel free to use several smaller jars if that's what you have; just fill them tightly with cucumbers and fill with brine.

Storage: These will keep in the fridge for several weeks, but I like them best in the first 3-4 weeks they're made.

Other Veggies: This method would work really well with carrots, okra, green beans, or some sliced onions added in to any of the above.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15

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