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Addictive Dill Pickles

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“When I was a kid, my best friend's mom make these pickles. Everyone in her family was addicted to them. Once my family had tried them, so were we and so she would give them to us as gifts. When I got married my husband loved them too and they were the first thing I ever canned from our garden. They are the best!”
1hr 10mins
8 quarts

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak small pickling cucumbers overnight in cold water.
  2. To each 1-quart jar add: 1 large clove of garlic, 1 head of dill, 1/4 teaspoons Powdered alum, 1 hot pepper, 3 large grape leaves and as many whole or half small cucumbers as will fit.
  3. Combine ingredients for brine and bring to a boil.
  4. Pour hot brine over cucumbers in jar, leaving some room for expansion.
  5. Screw lids on tightly.
  6. Use a 10 minute hot water bath to seal.
  7. Allow to sit for 3 months before opening.

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