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Monday, August 6, 2012

grandpa's summertime pickles ♥

Here is my grandpa's recipe for summertime pickles he always used to make after my grandparents would get back from the "Bazaar" as they called it (Farmer's Market) with a ton of fresh garlic, dill stalks and of course small cucumbers!

  • 12 pickling cucumbers

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 3/4 cups distilled white vinegar

  • 1 1/2 cups packed coarsely chopped fresh dill

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse salt

  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

  • Combine all ingredients except dill sprigs in large bowl. Stir, let stand at room temperature 2 hours until sugar and salt dissolve.
    Transfer 4 cucumbers to each of three 1 1/2-pint wide-mouth jars. Pour pickling mixture over to cover. Place a few dill sprigs in each jar. Cover jars with lids and close tightly. Refrigerate at least 10 days. Pickles will stay fresh for up to 1 month. Keep refrigerated. enjoy!


    1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I have been wanting to try making pickles for so long!

    2. Your welcome! My grandpa didn't cook much grandma always did that :) but his pickles were a special summer treat he made! :)