Quick Fresh Pack Dill Pickles

Cool as a Cucumber Pickles


A simple quick blend of fresh slicing cucumbers and some very basic ingredients.

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  • Ingredients

    8 lbs of pickling cucumbers Water

    l-l/4 cups pickling salt

    l-l/2 qts vinegar

    l/4 cup sugar

    2 tbsp mixed pickling spices

    4 tbsp whole mustard seed

    20 heads of fresh dill

    Wash cucumbers. Cut l/l6-inch slice off blossom end and discard, but leave l/4-inch of stem attached.

    Dissolve 3/4 cup salt in 2 gallons water. Pour over cucumbers and let stand l2 hours. Drain. Combine vinegar, l/2 cup salt, sugar and 2 quarts water. Add mixed pickling spices tied in a clean white cloth, or Spice Bags. Heat to boiling.

    Fill jars with cucumbers. Add l tsp mustard seed and l-l/2 heads fresh dill per pint. Cover with boiling pickling solution, leaving l/2-inch head-space.

    Adjust lids and process pints 10 minutes and quarts 15 minutes in boiling water canner.

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