The Pin Junkie: Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

Homemade dill refrigerator pickles recipe
Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

I remember eating homemade pickles at my grandma's house.  I always thought that canning and making your own pickles was a lot of work and something I would probably never be able to do.  The directions for these pickles seemed pretty darn easy, so I decided to give it a try.  I used this recipe for refrigerator dill pickles.

 Here is what you will need to make homemade pickles:
small cucumbers
1-1/2 cups of white vinegar
4 Tablespoons kosher salt
pickling spices
fresh dill
3 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups hot water

I didn't follow the recipe exactly.  I used a bottle of pickling spice, instead of buying all the spices in the recipe.  It was a lot cheaper to buy one jar of pickling spice rather than three jars of individual spices.  I also added more than three cloves of garlic.

Directions:
1.  Mix the sugar and salt with the hot water.  Stir until dissolved.  (Let the liquid cool before pouring over the cucumbers.)
2.  Add the vinegar and pickling spices to the liquid.
3.  Slice the cucumbers and put the slices in jars.
4.  Add the dill and garlic cloves.
5.  Pour the liquid into the jars.
6.  Seal the jars and store in the refrigerator.

This recipe made enough for two jars of pickles.  They looked so pretty and Martha Stewart-like in their jars that I was almost ready to call it a success before I even tasted them, just because they looked so nice!  Those pickles looked so good, we only waited a day before we started tasting.  Wow were they good!  Crispy just like I them and with a lot of bite!  I can tell these pickles won't last long and I'll be making more.  They are so easy and yummy and I'd love to share them with friends too!


66 comments:

  1. Yum. I love refrigerator pickles. Especially because they are so easy.

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  2. I have never tried doing these but it looks really fun and they look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at MOnday Funday!

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  3. I've been wanting to make my own pickles. This recipe looks like something I can do! Pinned it! :)

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    1. Pin junkie how long do you let them set before you eat them

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    2. Not very long, just a day or two. The pickles will have a stronger taste the longer you let them sit.

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  4. I just made these about a month ago, only I made slices. These are so good and so easy, I don't know why anyone would buy pickles anymore. I have not tried the spears so the next time I make them maybe I'll make a jar of each.

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    1. After tasting these, I won't be buying pickles anymore either!

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  5. We love homemade pickles! Your look wonderful!

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  6. These look yummy! :)

    Thanks for joining the Blog Hop this week!

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  7. I've never tried my hand at homemade pickles!! These don't look too difficult though! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Sounds easy enough! I might be able to do it!!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this at What'd You Do This Weekend, "Ms. Martha"! They do look beautiful! Just like hers would. It doesn't take much to make us happy, does it?

    Linda

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  10. What a fabulous idea! I followed you from the Totally Tasty Tuesdays blog hop :) Also, I've just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & I'd love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/Tasty-Tuesdays-8-features-ad.html

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    1. Thanks for inviting me over to your party!

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  11. I am totally loving this!! I have NO PATIENCE for brining pickles the old fashioned way...been there-tried-that-FAILED (with slimy pickles). Pinning this and trying it soon!! Stopping by from Bloggy Friends link-up.

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    1. These pickles were a big surprise! I wasn't expecting them to be so easy to make and so delicious! Hope you like them too!

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  12. I love home made pickles~ Thanks for joining us this week at the Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  13. I'm going to have to try this! Been wanting to make pickles for long time now. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks so much for this recipe! I can't wait to try this:) I am pinning:)

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  15. I need to make these. My daughter will eat a whole jar of pickles in two days! She would devour these. lol Hope to see you soon @ DearCreatives.com Theresa

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  16. Wow~What an amazing recipe! I'll be trying this recipe very soon. My hubby can eat a jar of pickles in less than a week, lol. Great that they have a "bite" too. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Jann's Share Your Cup.

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  17. I love dill pickles! I'll have to give this recipe a try as it seems fairly simple. By the way did you see my post on Having a Pinterest Meltdown? I thought you might like it. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2012/11/pinterest-melt-down.html Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Ha-ha! I completely know what you mean Peggy! With so many great ideas on Pinterest, it's easy to get overwhelmed!

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  18. This sounds like an amazing recipe! I can't wait to try it!!
    Thank you so much for sharing on Much Ado About Monday at Huckleberry Love! You will be featured on Friday as my pick for the week :)) Congrats!!
    Have a great weekend!

    Karla
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Karla!

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  19. Visiting from Monday Funday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  20. I love fridge pickles! These look so easy. I'll have to give them a try. Yum.

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  21. I tried to make pickles as a kid once - they turned out interesting. I've got a mix now, and cucumbers growing in my garden! I can't wait to pick them and make my own pickles.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  22. We love pickles at our house. I can't wait to try these out. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Will have to give this a try as I love pickles! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-) - Shared this toady on Google+ !

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  24. YUM! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to have to try these!

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  25. Love fresh pickles! Thanks for sharing this fab post on our Brag About It link party! Hope to see you again next week! Love your blog~ Sharon and Denise @BeBetsy

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  26. Who knew they were that easy to make?! Not I! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  27. Yum! these look amazing. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

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    1. Thanks for the invitation Rita! I linked up.

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  28. I've had homemade pickles and they are the best! These look delicious!

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  29. Ok... I pinned this so I can make 'em this summer!

    Thanks for sharing at the Wildly Original link party =)

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try them and you like them as much as I did!

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  30. Thank you so much for linking this recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays link party! I’ve pinned this recipe to my Tasty Tuesday’s board. :) This week’s party is live on the blog & I would love for you to come link up with us! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/Tasty-Tuesdays-Link-Party-9.html

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  31. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe for refrigerator pickles at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Stop by tomorrow to House on the Way and see it featured!
    Leslie

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  32. I use to bottle pickles alot, but haven't done it for years. These look so pretty and sound yummy. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  33. Now, I just don't like pickles, but my family does - this recipe looks marvelous and easy that I think I could make it for them! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  34. What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you're having a splendid week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  35. so awesome!!! love summer! Featuring you tonight and pinned!

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  36. I am off to get my cucumbers...YUM YUM YUM and again YUM!!! thanks for sharing! hugs...

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  37. These look amazing! Will be trying the recipe! I will be featuring this on Sunday. Thanks for linking up and sharing.

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  38. Hi there! Found you through 7Alive's 5/1 linky party. I have always wanted to make my own pickles and now I know how - and now know what to do with all that dill that growing like mad in my garden. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Sherry from WhoNeedsACape.com

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  39. How long will these stay good in the refrigerator?

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    1. I don't know for sure, because they didn't last long. We ate them in just a few days because they were that good! I would think they would last a few months or longer in the refrigerator.

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    2. These look great! I was wondering if you needed to sterilize the jars first before your added the cucumbers?

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    3. That's a really good question. I didn't sterilize the jars and I didn't even think about it until you asked. Since I boiled the water for the brining liquid and the pickles where only in the fridge a few days, I didn't have any problems. I will probably sterilize the jars next time just to be on the safe side, especially if I plan on keeping the pickles stored for a longer amount of time.

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  40. Love Pickled cucumber!!!!!!!! At least I found your recipe and will try one day :-) May ask you how to sterilize jars before add ingredient?

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    1. I've had several questions about sterilizing the jars. I didn't sterilize them because the pickles were not sitting for months on a shelf unrefrigerated. Since they stay in the refrigerator, I don't think the jars have to be sterilized. I just run them through the dishwasher before I put the ingredients in.

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  41. G'day! Reminds me of childhood!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  42. Made these right now. Can't wait to try them. My hubby is a pickle freak :)

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