Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Spicy Refrigerator Dill Pickles


"This is a wonderful, spicy dill pickle with a nice hint of sweetness. Plan to at least double the amount of crushed red pepper if you like it REALLY spicy...YUM!"

Ingredients 10 d 2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 70 cals

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 70 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, water, vinegar, chopped dill, sugar, garlic, salt, pickling spice, dill seed, and red pepper flakes. Stir, and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, until the sugar and salt dissolve.
  2. Remove the cucumbers to three 1 1/2 pint wide mouth jars, placing 4 cucumbers into each jar. Ladle in the liquid from the bowl to cover. Place a sprig of fresh dill into each jar, and seal with lids. Refrigerate for 10 days before eating. Use within 1 month.
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I made a batch of these pickles and everyone I gave then to really like the pickles. But you need to cut back on the sugar. I made a double batch of brine and I only used 2 Tbs of sugar and I also used jarred jalapeno pepper in place of red pepper flakes. I don't care for red pepper flakes. I used about 7 or 8 jalapeno slices per jar, You can do anything you want for the heat.

Nancy LY

believe it or not...my first attempt at making dill pickles and I'M SOOOO HOOKED!!! we started 8 days ago and could just not wait another 2 days! crisp...cold...deelicious dill pickles. regionally (Hawaii) we mainly pickle cut up veggies and fruits like cabbage, onions, eggplant, mangoes, turnips and mustard cabbage so this was quite out of my norm. these pickles taste just almost exactly like claussen from the refrigerator section (at $5 a jar in Hawaii). i made these because i found a bag of small pickling cucumbers at a Korean market in town and i have never seen them at any other markets locally. there were 8 in the bag and so i adjusted the recipe for those 8 cuties and followed the recipe with the exception of the following. i used dried dill because i didn't have any fresh; my jar of pickling spice was so old the lid was stuck so i read the ingredients and improvised. i broke up some bay leaves, threw in some peppercorns, put a dash of cinnamon, a dash of colman's mustard powder (in place of the mustard seed); i didn't have any dill seed and didn't add any pepper flakes at my daughter's request. we packed those babies in a jar and the liquid just topped them...perfection! i'm planning to start growing my own pickling cucumbers! can't thank you enough FAIRYFAHRENHOLZ for sharing your wonderful recipe!!! tell your husband these pickles are the "crack" pickles! **-*-**mahalo from Hawaii**-*-**


This was a quick and easy way to use up those extra cukes in our fridge! I halved the sugar because I like more of a tart and garlicky pickle--wonderful!