Garlic Dill Pickles

Servings 5 Quart Jars


Ingredients for Pickling Spice

  • 2 tablespoons Black Peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Dill Seed
  • 1 tablespoon Allspice Berries
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Ingredients for Pickles

  • 10-12 lbs Pickling Cucumbers Cut vertically into stripes
  • 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 cups White Vinegar
  • 4 cups Water
  • 5 tablespoons Pickling salt
  • Dried dill weed 2-3 stalks per jar
  • 20-30 Whole Garlic Cloves, peeled and lightly smashed 4-5 per jar
  • Homemade pickling spice from above ingredients


  • Mix all ingredients from for the pickling spice in a bowl and set aside
  • Sterilize the pickling jars before adding ingredients
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of pickling spice, 2-3 stalks of dried dill week and 4-5 whole garlic cloves to each jar. Pack the sliced cucumbers into the jars tightly
  • Mix apple cider vinegar, white vinegar and water together to make a brine
  • Pour the brine into the jars, make sure cucumbers are covered
  • Let full jars soak in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • After soaking, store in a dry cool place. Pickles will be ready in 7-10 days. They can be stored for up to 1 year


If you want to make these refrigerator pickles, skip boiling water soak and place pickles directly into the refrigerator.
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