How to Can Homemade Dill Pickles

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There’s nothing like biting into a tart crispy dill pickle. Dill pickles start out as just plain ‘ole cucumbers and with some simply ingredients are transformed into a delicious treat. Learning how to can homemade dill pickles is doable. Don’t let the word “canning” throw you a curve ball–you can do it! Here, let me walk you through the steps…

Dill Pickles
1 qt vinegar
2 qts water
1/2 cup canning salt
Mustard seed
Garlic cloves
Bay leaves
Dill weed
Cucumbers (enough to fit into 5 quart jars, it’s usually about 5 lbs)

Cut cucumbers into thick strips.

Sterilize 5 quart jars in a large pot of boiling water by submerging jars, lids and tops.

Canning jars being prepped for sweet pickles.

Bring vinegar, water and canning salt to a boil. We’ll call this ‘juice.’

Place 1 stick of dill weed, 1 bay leaf, 2 garlic cloves, 1 Tablespoon mustard seed, and sliced cucumbers in your jars.

Pour boiling ‘juice’ over cucumbers until covered.

Immediately seal jars with lids and tops and set out to cool. You will know each jar is sealed when the lid pops and you are no longer able to click it. If they do not seal, submerge filled jar in boiling water for 15 minutes then remove to cool.

Makes 5 quarts of dill pickles.

Canned dill pickles.

 

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About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.