5 from 4 votes
Homemade Dill Pickle Spears
Dill Pickles
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
How to can dill pickles
Course: canning, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dill pickles recipe, homemade pickles
Servings: 6 Quarts
Author: Kathy
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 quart white vinegar
  • 1 cup canning salt
  • 20-30 whole pickling cucumbers depending on size
  • 6-12 heads of fresh dill
  • 12 cloves whole garlic
  1. Place vinegar, salt, and water in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, Wash cucumbers in water
  4. Place small cucumbers directly in sterilized canning jars
  5. Large cucumbers can be sliced into smaller spears or rounds
  6. Add 2 cloves whole garlic to each jar
  7. Add 1-2 Heads of Dill to each jar
  8. Pour boiling brine over pickle mixture.
  9. Wipe down rim of jars and put canning lid and ring on tight.
  10. Let jars sit until completely cooled
  11. Check that jar has sealed. If not sealed, place in fridge.
  12. Wash jars to remove any excess brine and store for at least 3 weeks before using.