Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sweet/Hot Dill Pickles

3 quarts thinly sliced cucumbers

To each jar add:

1 head of dill

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 or 2 small dried red peppers

Bring to a boil:

4 cups sugar

4 cups cider vinegar

4 Tablespoon pickling salt

Pour over cucumbers in jar and put sterilized lids and bands on jars.

Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes.


This recipe is only for 3 quarts of pickles.

I double it and make many batches.


These are our favorite pickles! I hope you try them! ;~P


The Watts Family said...

Wow those look good! ;D~Heather

Lori said...

Many years ago, I never would have imagined myself exclaiming how "pretty" pickles are...but those are indeed quite pretty. :) Doesn't canning just make ya so proud!! LOL!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love pickles! And those look extra-savory!

celine said...

it looks very nice and i would love to make it. Can you please tell me how much 3 quartz is in metric?'tia


Lady Farmer said...

Hi Celine ~
I hope you do make these and love them as much as we do. Here is the site I found for the metric conversions.
Let me know how they turn out!
Lady Farmer

celine said...

Sorry to bother you again,i have checked this site but cant find the conversion to European metrics.( i should have mentioned it in my previous post, sorry for that)
How may cucumbers are 3 quartz?
By the way, i love your site!

Lady Farmer said...

Hello again Celine ~
You are not bothering me, I just wish I could be of more help to you.
Because I make pickles in a larger quantity than this recipe calls for, I am not sure exactly how many cucumbers to a quart, but I would say at least 6-8 medium sized cucumbers (sliced)per jar. A medium sized cucumber would be about 5 inches long. Again, I don't know the metric conversion, sorry. I would think if you got 24 cucumbers, you would have a sufficient amount for three quarts or jars of pickles. (I do mine in pints which will only confuse you more!)
When making my pickles, I go to a farm stand that sells them by the 100 count. I buy 300 medium sized cucumbers and that makes many jars of several different types of pickles ~ we like dill and sweet hots. My dear Mother-in-law writes all purchases and quantities down. For her 300 cucumbers, she made 38 quarts of dill pickles, and 19 quarts of sweet hots.
I do hope this helps you.
Again, let me know how they turn out.