Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears

These dill spears are excellent on sandwiches, eaten plain, or chopped up for a hot dog topping.

Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears for 20 servings:

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 teaspoons dill seed
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 3 pounds kirby cucumbers (or other unwaxed, small-seeded 4- to 5-inch pickling cucumbers)
  • 2 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 6 3/4 teaspoons pickling salt

Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In2d

To cook Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears within 2 days . The following are the steps to cook Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears easily:

  1. 1 Divide garlic, dill, and peppercorns between 2 clean quart jars. Wash cucumbers and trim away blossom ends. Cut each into 6 to 8 spears. Pack spears vertically and snugly into jars.
  2. 2 Stir together vinegar, water, and salt in a small nonreactive pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir and reduce heat, if necessary, until salt dissolves. Remove from heat. Pour or ladle hot brine into jars, covering cucumbers and leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Tap jars gently to remove any air bubbles. Add more brine if necessary to leave 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe rims clean with a damp paper towel.
  3. 3 Let cool completely to room temperature, about 1 hour. Apply clean lids. Refrigerate at least 48 hours before eating for best flavor. (Flavor improves with time.) Store in refrigerator up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 18 calories; 0.1 grams of fat; 3.3 grams of carbohydrates; 0.6 gram of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 789 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 11th 2019

    I've been picking the cucumbers from my garden and I didn't have enough to make the 2-jar serving at the time, so I stuck with one jar. I stayed with the basic recipe but didn't half it. Ins ...

  2. Jun 28th 2019

    I made both spears and slices and they both came out excellently. A little spicy since I added crushed chili pepper , came out very well.

  3. Aug 27th 2018

    I added a sliced small jalapeño to each jar and it added a nice kick to the flavor!

  4. Jul 27th 2018

    Fabulous. Had the first taste 4 hours after putting in fridge. The next day they were even better.

  5. Aug 2nd 2017

    Great recipe, and very easy to make. I made a quart of large wedges, a smaller jar of smaller wedges, and a half quart of chips. I added onion powder and a little mustard seed, and after abo ...

  6. Jul 27th 2017

    Delicious! I only had dill weed so I used that. These lasted less than a week in my house. I'll be making more soon as the recipe was quick, easy and very tasty! Thank you for the great reci ...

  7. May 22nd 2017

    Excellent! I had 2.5lbs of cukes to use up, and they fit just perfectly into the 2 quart jars. I've always used dill weed in my pickles, so the dill seed in this recipe was a nice change of ...