jarred cucumbers

Homemade Fridge Pickles Recipe

jarred cucumbers

This recipe will yield 4 jars (16 oz each) of Fridge Pickles! WOOT!

Materials:

4 pint sized canning jars with lids

6 cucumbers

1 red onion

8 whole cloves garlic

4 teaspoons dried dill

2 cups apple cider vinegar

2 cups water

4 teaspoons sea salt

The How-To-Do:

1. Cut the ends off each cucumber.

a cucumber with each end sliced off

2. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Cut each half in half. Then cut each new piece in half again. You will end up with 8 spears.

a cucumber that has been sliced in half  a cucumber that has been halved and then quartered  a cucumber cut into eight slices

3. Measure your water, vinegar, and salt. Combine in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.

pyrex measuring cups with water and apple cider vinegar a sauce pan with liquid inside it

4. Add 2 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of dill, and some red onion to each jar.

crushed garlic cloves  a teaspoon of dried dill  sliced red onion on a cutting board

5. Stuff each jar full of cucumber spears.

cucumbers inside a ball jar  viewpoint from above two ball jars with cucumbers inside them

6. For a little extra fun, cut some slices and add them to the mix.

sliced cucumbers

7. Pour the boiling water, vinegar, salt mixture into each jar. Leave 1/4 inch at the top of each jar.

pouring water, vinegar, and salt over cucumbers that are in a ball jar

8. Put a lid on it.

fridge pickles

9. There are several suggestions as to the time you have to wait before you get to enjoy your tasty new treat. The longer you wait, the more tart fridge pickles will become. I am an impatient lady and waited a whole day. They were tangy, a little tart, and super delicious.

10. Fridge pickles last about 2 months in the fridge.

 

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