Artisan Champagne Vinegar Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Artisan Champagne Vinegar Refrigerator Dill Pickles


  • 10 – 3 to 4 inch long pickling cucumbers
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 Bunch fresh dill weed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 whole cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or pickling salt
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 whole hot chili, stem removed (optional)

In a medium sauce pan, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, salt, bay leaf a peppercorns.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Slice a very thin piece off the end of each cucumber and arrange cucumbers, garlic, dill and peppercorns in a large mouth jar or two smaller jars. Pour in the hot boiled pickling liquid over the pickles in each jar, completely covering the pickles.  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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