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Sliced Homemade Dill Pickles

Sliced homemade dill pickles are a great way to use up a bumper crop of cucumbers from your summer garden. This easy recipe is packed full of flavor!
Course Snacks
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 pints
Calories 4.2kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 4 pounds pickling cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons canning salt or kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 quarts water

For the pickles:

  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canning or kosher salt
  • 6 teaspoons dill seeds
  • 3 teaspoons pickling spices
  • 6 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 6 pint mason jars and lids and bands


  • Slice cucumbers into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Place slices in a large non-reactive bowl. Combine two tablespoons of salt and the water. Stir until salt is dissolved. Pour salt water over cucumber slices. Cover and let 2-3 hours. Drain the cucumbers and discard the salt water.
  • In a nonreactive pot, combine vinegars, water, sugar, and salt. Cover, bring to a simmer until the salt and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In the bottom of a pint mason jar, add 1 teaspoon of dill seed, 1/2 teaspoon pickling spices, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic and 1 teaspoon minced onion. Fill jars with cucumber slices.
  • Using a funnel, carefully pour vinegar mixture over the cucumber slices, leaving 1/2-inch of room between the pickles and to top of the jar. Wipe rims with a clean damp rag or paper towel. Place a lid on each jar and secure tightly.
  • Allow jars to set for 3 weeks before opening.
  • Jars will last for up to three months in the refrigerator. Pickles can also be preserved using the water bath canning method. Properly canned pickles should be store in a cool dry place and are good for up to one year.


Serving: 1pickle | Calories: 4.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 32.2mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg