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August 16, 2016

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles - Pinterest Pick #16

I have loved all kinds of pickles ever since I was a little kid.  My friend Mike and I are always on the search for a new delicious pickle.  I was perusing Pinterest and I found an easy recipe to make your own pickles, so I thought I would give it a shot.  At this point, the pickles are only 2 days in and are already delicious!!! I am including pictures from the making process as well as at the 24 hour mark.  Next week I will update the post with how the pickles are at the week mark.  You can find the original recipe HERE (I tweaked it a little by adding fresh chile pepper instead of pepper flakes and I did not include mustard seed), and the original Pin HERE.

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles


  • 1 lb mini cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 red chile pepper, sliced (you can omit this if you don't like spice, although mine was mild)
  • 12 garlic cloves,peeled
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup table salt
  • 8 cups water (I had lots of brine left over so you could have this)
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill weed
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Combine water, vinegar, salt, and dried dill in a pot.  Bring to a boil and simmer until salt is dissolved.
Meanwhile, divide pickle slices between 3 regular mason jars.  Add 4 garlic cloves to each jar, and 2-3 pepper slices to each jar.  Top with a few grinds of black pepper.  Add in a branch or two of fresh dill to each jar.
Top with brine.  Let cool in jars on counter for an hour or two, then top with lids and refrigerate. Wait 24 hours before serving.