The Sunday Cookbook: Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Dill Pickles
Updated: Sep 6
There's something truly magical about transforming fresh cucumbers from our home garden into tangy and crunchy delights, all steeped in a blend of apple cider vinegar and aromatic dill. Say goodbye to store-bought pickles filled with additives and sugars as we embark on a pickling journey that's both satisfying and delicious with this homemade apple cider vinegar dill pickles recipe!
Whether enjoyed straight from the jar, added to sandwiches, or served alongside your favorite meals, these pickles are sure to bring a smile to your face. Happy pickling!
Why Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apple juice . It has a mellow, fruity flavor that blends well with spice. The acetic acid content of apple cider vinegar has been shown to elicit several beneficial health effects, such as maintaining healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Apple cider vinegar is also corn-free!
Tips and Variations:
Customize the flavor profile by adding additional spices like whole cloves, allspice berries, or even a cinnamon stick.
For a little extra heat, add red pepper flakes or add a small dried chili pepper to each jar. (Not recommended to those for are nightshade-free)
Use fresh dill if available, as it imparts a wonderful herbaceous aroma.
The Sunday Cookbook:
Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Dill Pickles
Sterilized glass jars with lids (about 2 or 3 mason jars)
2 large cucumber, sliced -OR- one package of mini-cucumbers
4 teaspoons of dill weed
½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of sea salt
Fill each jar ¾ of the way with the sliced cucumbers, or delicately place the mini-cucumbers standing upright. Then, evenly distribute the dill into each jar. If using the sliced cucumbers, you can fill the remainder of the jar with the cucumbers.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the vinegar, water, and salt. Bring to a boil.
Fill each jar about 90% of the way with the boiling vinegar mixture. Immediately after pouring the vinegar mixture, tighten the cap onto the jar.
Store jars in a cool area. Refrigerate after opening.