Fresh Homemade Dill Pickles

By: Test Kitchen
Fresh Homemade Dill Pickles
Fresh Homemade Dill Pickles

From hamburgers to sub sandwiches, you can place pickles on so many meals to top them off. These Fresh Homemade Dill Pickles will surely give you that satisfying crunch and tangy flavor once bitten into. Pickles are easy and will come in handy when you have a sandwich to top off with. Transform a sweet cucumber to a tasty pickle with these simple steps. These salty yet delicious toppings will make your mouth water and satisfy your hunger! You can even snack on a few of them if you're really a pickle fanatic.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniqueFood Crafting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • 12-14 ounces Kirby or Persian cucumbers, washed and sliced into rounds or spears
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 6 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Store in the fridge for two days before eating. 
  • Pickles will keep for about a week in the fridge.


  1. Combine the water, apple cider vinegar in a 2 cup liquid measuring cup and heat in a microwave until hot but quite to the boiling point. Add the kosher salt and stir to dissolve.

  2. Wash and dry the cucumbers and cut into rounds or spears.

  3. Add the garlic, dill and peppercorns to a clean quart jar or divide between 2 pint jars.

  4. Place the cucumbers into the jar or jars, packing tightly but do not smash them together. 

  5. Pour the water/cider mixture over the cucumbers.

  6. Place the lids on tightly and shake to combine ingredients.

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This looks like an easy recipe to make pickles. I am wondering if there are any recipes out there that would last longer than a week. I do not think my family would be able to eat a whole jar of pickles in only one week. I will have to do some more research, but this is definitely an idea to keep in mind.


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