*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Very Easy Garlic Dill Pickles
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:25
 Categories    : Sauces & Condiments
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      quart         distilled white vinegar
      3/4  cup           pickling or kosher salt
    2      quarts        water
      2/3  cup           sugar
    1 1/2  teaspoons     dill seed
    1 1/2  teaspoons     celery seed
   30                    black peppercorns
   12                    garlic cloves
   12      sprigs        fresh dill
    5      pounds        small pickling cucumbers
 
 Sterilize canning jars, lids and screw bands according to manufacturer’s
 directions.  Simmer vinegar, salt, water, and sugar in a large non-aluminum
 saucepan.  In ONE STERIZILED JAR AT A TIME, place 1/4 teaspon each of the
 dill and celery seed, 5 peppercorns, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 sprigs fresh dill.
  Pack jar with WHOLE* cucumbers.  Pour hot vinegar mixture into jars, leaving
 1/2 headspace.  Cover with lids, screw on bands.  Process jars in a large
 pot of simmering water for 5 minutes; water should cover jars by 1".  Remove
 jars to a rack to cool.  Test seals.  Store in a cool, dark place for at
 least 6 weeks.
 
 *  You can slice or quarter cucumbers if you desire.
 
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