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Dill Pickle

Pickles are often known to help in digestion. Fermented pickles are full of good bacteria called probiotics, which are important for gut health.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs cucumbers cut into spears
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 1 cup distilled (white) vinegar (5% acidity)
  • ¼ cup whole fresh garlic cloves
  • 3 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 tbs dry dill weed

Cooking Instructions

  • Make sure you have a 32 oz glass mason jar with a wide mouth band and lid (do not use a recycled lid). Clean and sanitize jar by washing it with light detergent and hot water. Before adding cucumbers, keep jars warm by submerging them in hot water and leaving until needed.
  • Put your water, vinegar (both), salt, and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil to make the pickling brine. Add garlic and dill. To bottom of Jar. Add cucumber spears to jar, assuring they are not above the fill line.
  • Fill jar with cucumber spears with hot brine, place lid and band on and tighten (do not need to over tighten band and lid).
  • Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover the jar up to 1-2 inches