Garlic Dill Pickles Canning Recipe
  • 20 lbs. pickling cucumbers – sliced, speared or whole
  • 3 pounds onions (I used red because their purdy)
  • 10 c. white vinegar
  • 22 c. water
  • 1⅓ c. pickling salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and halved per jar
  • 1 sprigs fresh dill
  • pinch of dill weed per jar
  • 3 peppercorns per jar
  1. Layer prepped cucumber and onions in a large bowl and cover with salt. Top with ice cubes. Cover bowl and let rest in the fridge for 2 hours. Drain and rinse well in a colander.
  2. ) 1.) Prepare boiling water bath (BWB) canner, sanitize and heat the jars and place lids into a steaming pot of water to soften the seal. Assemble and sanitize all utensils.
  3. ) Combine vinegar, water and pickling salt. Bring to a boil.
  4. ) In each hot clean jar, add 1 sprig of fresh dill and 3 garlic cloves. Fill snuggly with cucumbers and onions. Ladle in hot vinegar mixture, leaving ½ inch headspace, release air bubbles, wipe rim and place on lids and rings. Boil water bath for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, remove lid and allow to sit for 5 additional minutes. Place sealed jars on a heat proof surface and let sit for 24 hours. Check seals and store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year. Allow 2 weeks for the pickles to marinate before opening.
  5. Makes about 15 quarts
Recipe by Millhorn Farmstead at