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Small Batch Dill Pickles

A Quick & Easy Recipe to Make a Small Batch of Dill Pickles
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dill pickle recipe, diy dill pickles, easy dill pickles, small batch canning
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 days
Servings 4


  • 2 cucumbers sliced into ⅛ inch slices
  • 1 tbsp dill divided between two jars
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 C water
  • 1 C white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/8 C pickling salt


  • Clean and sanitize two pint mason jars. I sanitize by using the sanitize cycle on the dishwasher.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil (separate from the water listed above in the ingredients), and place rings and lids in the water to boil.
  • In a separate pot, combine water, vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to boil.
  • In the bottom of pint jars, add dill, garlic and crushed pepper flakes. Pack jars with sliced cucumbers.
  • Pour brine over cucumbers, leaving a ½ inch head space. Seal jars with hot lids and rings. Flip jars over and allow to rest on counter for 24 hours.