Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles

1 pint
15 min

How to make an easy 10 minute dill pickle recipe. These are fridge pickles, so they aren't processed. They have to be stored in the fridge.

These refrigerator dill pickles aren't just like canned pickles. I don't think they have the same depth of flavor since they don't sit as long. However, they stay crisp and have a delicious garlic dill flavor.

Canning pickles take several pounds of cucumbers, but you can make a small batch with just a few cucumbers. This recipe is to make a pint of dill pickles. You can double it to make more.

You can add pickle crisp to make them stay crisp, but mine never last long enough to worry about it. I do recommend using a high quality dill weed for better flavor.

Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles
Recipe details
  • 1  pint
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 3 small cucumbers
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow whole mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns

Wash the cucumbers and cut into slices or spears. Place cucumbers in a pint jar. Make sure there's enough room to cover the cucumbers with the brine. If you're using fresh dill, pack it in the middle of the jar with cucumbers around it.
In a medium sized saucepan, bring the vinegar, water, garlic, salt, mustard seeds, sugar, and peppercorns to a boil. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat.
Let the brine cool to room temperature. You can place it in the fridge to cool quicker.
Place 2 garlic cut garlic halves and a few peppercorns in the jar. Pour the mixture over the jar. Add water as needed to fill the jar.
Let the no cook refrigerator pickles sit in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours.
  • This makes one pint.
Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
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  • McLyN McLyN on Jun 24, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I will be trying it as soon as the cucumbers in my garden are ready this summer! :)

  • Robin Robin on Jun 24, 2022

    When do you add the dried dill? The recipe mentions fresh dill midway when packing the pickles. Do you add the dill to the brine while cooking or once it is cooked?