These easy garlic dill pickles are a refrigerator pickle with no processing. They stay crisp for up to a year and are a quick way to keep your harvest.
Makes 4 pint (500 mL) jars
8-10 small pickling cucumbers (about 3 pounds/1.5kg)
2 cups (500 mL) vinegar
2 cups (500 mL) water
2 tablespoons (25 mL) pickling salt
4 heads fresh dill or 4 teaspoons dill seeds (20 mL)
4 small cloves garlic
Cut a thin slice from the ends of each cucumber
Meanwhile, combine vinegar, water, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Remove hot jars from canner. Place 1 head fresh dill or 1 tsp (5 mL) dill seeds and 1 clove garlic into each jar; pack in cucumbers. Pour boiling vinegar mixture over cucumbers to within 1/2 inch (1 cm) of rim (head space). Process 10 minutes for pint (500 mL) jars and 15 minutes for quart (1 L) jars as directed for Longer Time Processing Procedure.