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Homemade Dill Pickle Spears
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Dill Pickles

How to can dill pickles
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
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


  • Place vinegar, salt, and water in a sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, Wash cucumbers in water
  • Place small cucumbers directly in sterilized canning jars
  • Large cucumbers can be sliced into smaller spears or rounds
  • Add 2 cloves whole garlic to each jar
  • Add 1-2 Heads of Dill to each jar
  • Pour boiling brine over pickle mixture.
  • Wipe down rim of jars and put canning lid and ring on tight.
  • Let jars sit until completely cooled
  • Check that jar has sealed. If not sealed, place in fridge.
  • Wash jars to remove any excess brine and store for at least 3 weeks before using.