Homemade Dill Pickles – a recipe to make your own dill pickles using spices, vinegar and cucumbers. #DillPickles #HomemadeDillPickles

Homemade Dill Pickles

This weeks Funday Sunday Recipe is one that I recently made for the first time … Dill Pickles!

Waiting the three weeks has sucked. I have been wanting to get into them so bad. I love Dill Pickles. My favorite store bought is Vlasic. My least favorite is Mt. Olive. I also like the brine (pickle juice) from the Vlasic Dill Pickles too.

Homemade Dill Pickles

Mix Includes

  • 2 tsp. Dill Seed
  • 2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Dill Weed
  • 1 tsp. Mustard Seed

Other Ingredients needed

  • 2 lbs. pickling cucumbers (4-5 cucumbers – Medium size)
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 1/4 cups white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Salt (best to use pickling salt)

Items Needed

  • 2 Quart (32 Oz. Jars) or 4 Pint (16 oz) jars with lids and bands
  • Sauce Pan
  • Ladle
  • Whisk
  • Funnel
  • Knife
  • Refrigerator

Homemade Dill Pickles Before - McCormic Dill Pickle Mix, Vinegar, Pickling Cucumbers Sliced and a mason jar.


  1. CUT ends off cucumbers. Cut into spears (or slices). Place cucumbers spears or slices into large glass bowl. Set aside.
  2. MIX water, vinegar, spices and salt in large saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. PACK cucumbers in jars.
  4. POUR hot liquid over cucumbers in jars.
  5. COOL to room temperature.
  6. PLACE lids and bands on jars.
  7. LABEL jars with date you processed, date ready and use by. (You can use a circle paper with the lid or a label on the side)
  9. ALLOW 3 Weeks before eating

Must be consumed with in 3 months.

Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe #DillPickles
Note these for for Refrigerated Dill Pickles not shelf Dill Pickles, as those are made differently.

You can buy the spices separately or in a mix packet. I used the McCormick’s Dill Pickle Mix, it already had the dry spice ingredients in a kit, but the salt. (Shown below). I found a kit in date at a discount store for $1.50, other wise they are about $3 in retail stores.

McCormick's Dill Pickle Mix

The Taste!

My three week wait is over! These pickles and brime taste good. I think it may need more dill and/or garlic for my taste. But they are very good. I’m looking forward eating more of these. Plus, making more batches. Now to buy more seasoning. I do believe these taste better than store bought.

National Pickle Day is held annually on November 14.

Check out The Christmas Pickle!

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By Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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