Monday, July 15, 2013

Julie's Homemade Canned Dill Pickles



Prepare quart jars by washing and sterilizing.

Brine Ingredients
3 qts Water
1 qt Vinegar
1 Cup Canning Salt

Bring Vinegar, Salt, & Water to a rolling boil.

Spices for Each Jar
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Clove of Garlic
1 tsp Dill Seed

Place Cayenne, Garlic, and Dill in each jar. Place whole pickling cucumbers, hamburger sliced, or quartered sliced cucumbers in jar leaving 1/2 an inch headspace. Pour vinegar mixture into each jar leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air pockets and adjust headspace. Wipe rims of jars. Center lid on jar and screw on band.

Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Let cool in pot for 5 minutes. Remove and let cool.