Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles Small Batch Recipe

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This easy refrigerator dill pickles recipe can be made in a small batch.  They are crisp and full of dill and garlic flavor.  

We had some crazy weather here in Ohio this summer.  It started raining in late May, stopped for two days, and then rained almost every day in June.  We managed to plant our garden on one of the days it stopped raining.

Unfortunately, the rain flooded parts of our gardens.  I was only able to get two cucumbers, and they didn't taste that great from all the water.

A friend got a great crop, so she gave me several large cucumbers.  As much as we love fresh cucumbers, I knew I couldn't eat them before they went bad.

How to make easy refrigerator dill pickles. These tangy pickles are ready overnight! Use spears or sliced chips for a small batch recipe.  This DIY recipe is crunchy, crispy, and has a dill and garlic flavor. Make the best homemade quick with fresh cucumbers and dill. Make one jar or several with this easy recipe. #pickles #fridge #refrigerator #dill

I normally make bread and butter pickles or dill pickles and can them, but I didn't really have enough to make it worth my while.

So I decided to make these easy refrigerator dill pickles small batch recipe. These don't taste exactly like canned dill pickles, but they are so delicious with their own unique flavor.

Each jar will last about two months in the fridge, so it's a great way to save cucumbers if you can't can them or don't have enough to can.

EASY REFRIGERATOR DILL PICKLES SMALL BATCH RECIPE


I love this easy refrigerator dill pickles recipe because you can make it in a small batch.  You can make one pint jar or make several at a time.

This recipe is best with a sprig of fresh dill.  Unfortunately, my herb garden didn't do well this year.  My dill was coming along fantastically until we got all of the rain.  Most of my plants drowned, and I couldn't save them.

How to make easy refrigerator dill pickles. These tangy pickles are ready overnight! Use spears or sliced chips for a small batch recipe.  This DIY recipe is crunchy, crispy, and has a dill and garlic flavor. Make the best homemade quick with fresh cucumbers and dill. Make one jar or several with this easy recipe. #pickles #fridge #refrigerator #dill

If you don't grow dill or can't get fresh dill, you can use dried dill.  I've used both.  Fresh dill tastes better I think, but you can certainly use dried and get a good flavor.

You will need either pint jars or quart jars.  I usually just use pints even if I'm making a few batches.  I like the smaller jar.

I do recommend getting some plastic or metal reusable lids.  These aren't for canning, but they make it so convenient for using your jars for non-canning purposes.  Like these easy refrigerator dill pickles.  I keep several reusable lids in a drawer in my kitchen to reuse jars.


This is a great recipe if you are impatient, too.  Your easy refrigerator dill pickles will be ready to eat in just 24 hours.  They get better as they sit in the pickling solution, but you can munch on them the next day.

Smaller cucumbers work best for this recipe and any pickle recipe.  My friend gave me longer cucumbers, so that's what I had and used.

How to make easy refrigerator dill pickles. These tangy pickles are ready overnight! Use spears or sliced chips for a small batch recipe.  This DIY recipe is crunchy, crispy, and has a dill and garlic flavor. Make the best homemade quick with fresh cucumbers and dill. Make one jar or several with this easy recipe. #pickles #fridge #refrigerator #dill

I just used a knife to cute my cucumbers.  If you want even slices, use a mandolin slicer or even a crinkle cutter.  If I were going to do a lot of these, the mandolin slicer is a lot faster.

If you'd rather make canned dill pickles for longer keeping, try my canned dill pickles recipe with grape leaves.

This recipe makes one pint sized jar of easy refrigerator dill pickles.  Simply double or triple the recipe to make more.


INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1 


Wash the cucumbers and cut into slices or spears.  Stuff the cucumbers into the jars.  Make sure the spears are short enough to fit inside the brine solution.  

If you are using fresh dill, add that between the cucumbers.


STEP #2


Bring the vinegar, water, garlic, salt, sugar, mustard seeds, and peppercorns to a boil in a medium sized pan.  Stir well until the sugar and salt are dissolved.

STEP #3


Let the pickling mixture cool to room temperature.  I moved the mixture to my 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup once it had cooled a little to make pouring easier.  You can put it in the fridge to cool sooner.


STEP #4


Place 2 garlic halves and several peppercorns in each jar.  Pour the mixture over the jars, trying to distribute the mustard seeds and peppercorns evenly.


STEP #5


If the pickling solution doesn't fill the jars, add some water to fill.  

STEP #6 


Let sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours but 48 hours is better.  These will last for about two months in the fridge.

How to make easy refrigerator dill pickles. These tangy pickles are ready overnight! Use spears or sliced chips for a small batch recipe.  This DIY recipe is crunchy, crispy, and has a dill and garlic flavor. Make the best homemade quick with fresh cucumbers and dill. Make one jar or several with this easy recipe. #pickles #fridge #refrigerator #dill

Now you have easy refrigerator dill pickles without canning!




Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Yield: 12
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prep time: 15 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
These easy refrigerator dill pickles are crisp and ready and just one day.

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

  1. Wash the cucumbers and cut into slices or spears. Stuff the cucumbers into the jars. Make sure the spears are short enough to fit inside the brine solution. If you are using fresh dill, add that between the cucumbers.
  2. Bring the vinegar, water, garlic, salt, sugar, mustard seeds, and peppercorns to a boil in a medium sized pan. Stir well until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  3. Let the pickling mixture cool to room temperature. I moved the mixture to my 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup once it had cooled a little to make pouring easier. You can put it in the fridge to cool sooner.
  4. Place 2 garlic halves and several peppercorns in each jar. Pour the mixture over the jars, trying to distribute the mustard seeds and peppercorns evenly.
  5. If the pickling solution doesn't fill the jars, add some water to fill.
  6. Let sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours but 48 hours is better. These will last for about two months in the fridge.

NOTES:

This recipe makes 1 pint sized jar. Double or triple to make more.

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Calories
11.18
Fat (grams)
0.09
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.02
Carbs (grams)
2.18
Fiber (grams)
0.30
Net carbs
1.89
Sugar (grams)
0.94
Protein (grams)
0.40
Sodium (milligrams)
266.27
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
This is for 12 servings per jar.
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How to make easy refrigerator dill pickles. These tangy pickles are ready overnight! Use spears or sliced chips for a small batch recipe.  This DIY recipe is crunchy, crispy, and has a dill and garlic flavor. Make the best homemade quick with fresh cucumbers and dill. Make one jar or several with this easy recipe. #pickles #fridge #refrigerator #dill


Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.